Macao Government Tourism Office’s (MGTO) mascot Mak Mak led celebrations at Macau International Airport yesterday evening as Air Macau’s first flight from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia arrived with Malaysian travel trade and media representatives along with other passengers.
The new service is expected to increase airlift between Macau and South-east Asia, thereby boosting the diversity of visitations as Macau steps up promotions in international visitor markets.
The arriving delegation will participate in a four-day fam trip.
MGTO director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes, who was also present at the landmark event, said Air Macau’s direct flight will enable more Malaysian and international visitors to be attracted to Macau’s breadth of tourism appeal.
Exchange and cooperation will be enhanced in tourism, culture and commerce between the two destinations.
Malaysia is Macau’s first largest international tourism source market. Along with Air Macau’s operations, the destination has 17 direct flights per week between the two lands.