Login

Reload

Remember me Forgot it?

Not a subscriber?

Click on the button below to create your account and get immediate access to Xinhua Silk Road Database.

Start a Free Trial

Subscribe

Belt & Road Weekly Subscription Form

Research Report

The full edition of the report is available at Xinhua Silk Road Database. You can click the “Table of Content” to have a general understanding of it.

Click on the button below to create your account and get immediate access to thousands of articles.

Start a Free Trial

Economy

HOME > Economy


Macao's commercial flights up by 13.1 pct in 2018

February 2, 2019


Abstract : Macao's commercial flights increased by 13.1 percent to over 60,000 trips in 2018 and air cargo grew by 10.6 percent year-on-year to over 40,000 tons, the special administrative region (SAR)'s statistic service said here on Friday.

MACAO, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) -- Macao's commercial flights increased by 13.1 percent to over 60,000 trips in 2018 and air cargo grew by 10.6 percent year-on-year to over 40,000 tons, the special administrative region (SAR)'s statistic service said here on Friday.

The latest data from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) indicated that commercial flights increased by 13.1 percent year-on-year to 62,048 trips, with those to and from the Chinese mainland and Thailand showing growth of 20.9 percent and 20.8 percent respectively,

DSEC data showed that commercial flights to and from South Korea and Vietnam fell by 15.5 percent and 8.8 percent in 2018 respectively.

Helicopter flights between Macao and the Chinese mainland and between Macao and Hong Kong SAR rose by 2.7 percent year-on-year to 13,089 trips for the whole year.

In 2018, air cargo handled by Macao International Airport increased by 10.6 percent year-on-year to 41,481 tons, with the gross weight of inward cargo (7,083 tons) and outward cargo (27,521 tons) rising by 6.6 percent and 17.8 percent respectively. Meanwhile the gross weight of transit cargo (6,877 tons) decreased by 8.2 percent.

DSEC also mentioned that ferry trips between Macao and the Chinese mainland and between Macao and Hong Kong SAR totalled 131,740 in 2018, down by 5.1 percent year-on-year. Those to and from Hong Kong SAR (111,186) dropped by 1.9 percent.

Seaborne container throughput amounted to 138,639 Twentyfoot Equivalent Unit (TEU), with 94,254 containers handled, up by 6.8 percent and 4.4 percent respectively.


Related Coverage

Focus

Think Tank

  • 'Make in India' and 'Made in China' not zero-sum gam...

    March 1, 2019

    The success "Make in India" initiative will not only be conducive to the de...

  • The fledgling Greater Bay Area needs ‘affable guida...

    February 28, 2019

    From the examples of three bay areas, namely New York, San Francisco and Tok...

  • Economy can resist external pressure

    February 28, 2019

    China is capable of dealing with any pressure because it is committed to dee...

  • Household debt ratio not a cause for concern

    February 26, 2019

    For many families, the mortgage payment to household income ratio is unreaso...

  • Ask Us A Question

    If you have any questions, please enter them in the box below.

    Reload

    Write to Us

    Do you want to be a contributor to Xinhua Silk Road and tell us your Belt & Road story? Send your articles to silkroadweekly@xinhua.org and share your stories with more people.

    Click on the button below to create your account and get imhttp://img.silkroad.news.cn/templates/silkroad/en2017te access to thousands of articles.

    Start a Free Trial