Macao International Airport (MIA) achieved a record high traffic volume for last year, with 7.16 million arriving and departing passengers, an increase of 8 percent year-on-year, the MIA said on Thursday in a press release.
It also handled over a record of 58,000 aircraft movements, representing an increase of 2.8 percent year-on-year, the MIA said.
A total of 29 airlines operate at MIA, connecting Macao to some 46 destinations covering the Chinese mainland, China's Taiwan region, Southeast Asia and Northeast Asia.
In 2017, it added six new routes, such as Sihanoukville of Cambodia, Siem Reap of Cambodia, Jakarta of Indonesia and Johor Bahru of Malaysia. Meanwhile, it launched regular transit flight from Macao to Lisbon via Beijing.
Passengers travelling through the routes of Southeast Asia and Northeast Asia accounted for 43 percent of the total passenger volume last year, it added.