The fairly new airport in Macau was opened in 1995. Before that Macau only had an airport which could handle small airplanes. Macau International Airport has become a popular destination for low-cost airlines because of the low landing fees.
This, combined with Macau's unique cultural heritage, the gambling industry and close proximity to Hong Kong have seen an enormous rise in passenger numbers.
Be aware that Macau is a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of China having it own immigration policies and a Macau visa does not allow you to enter China or Hong Kong. Macau allows a 30 to 90 day visa-free entry for most passport holders.
The airport is located on the Taipa Island, about 6 km south of the city center, with the runway constructed in the sea on reclaimed land.
Bus AP1 runs from the airport to the ferry terminal ($ 4.20 per passenger and an extra $3 per bag), at the ferry terminal you can change to other destinations.
If you are heading for Hong Kong you can get on the Express Link buses avoiding the Macau immigration.
Taxi from Macau Airport to the city would cost a hefty $40 to $50 including surcharges, but it is fast as the trip to the city only takes 20 minutes.
All prices quoted here were found in July 2017
Macau International Airport is not a large airport so there are not many flights departing here. There are only a few destinations that you can reach from Macau International Airport, most of these are operated by Air Macau. Many people take a flight to Bangkok and transfer to another flight there.