Macau's first and Asia's newest airport opened for operations in November
1995. The airport is competent of handling Boeing 747 long haul flights
to North America, Europe, Oceania, and Africa. A total of 15 regular airline
companies, including Air Macau, the territory's flag carrier, serve the
Macau International Airport flying to 24 cities, 16 of which are in mainland
A new service "Express
Link", which began in May 1998, facilitates the procedures for passengers
flying to and from Hong Kong on Air Macau via Macau International Airport.
are also accessible in Macau. East Asia Airlines operates around 16 helicopter
round-trips a day using helipads on the Macau and Hong Kong Ferry terminals.
Flights take approximately 20 minutes in the eight-seat aircraft. Inquiries
can be made at the helicopter counter on the second floor of Macau Maritime
Terminal (Tel: (853) 790-7240), as well as the helicopter counter in Hong
Kong at No.9, third floor of Hong Kong Shun Tak Centre, which is in front
of STDM Service Department (Tel: (852) 2859-3359).
Getting into Macau from China is also possible through the 'Barrier
Gate', which opens daily from 7 a.m. to midnight. It is convenient to
travel to and from China through this entrance.
There is an abundance of taxis in Macau
that are both cheap and comfortable. Fares start with a minimum charge
of MOP$9. To make it easier, try to have your destination written in Chinese
or point out your destination on a map. Some taxi drivers keep a list
of hotels, tourist spots, and the like in their car compartments. Normal
taxis are black with cream colored roofs. Yellow colored taxis can be
radio-called at 519519.
The Transmac and the TCM are two companies that provide public transport
services in Macau. More than 40 scheduled routes that cover almost the
whole territory are available. Rates vary from MOP$2.50 to $6.00.
There are a few car rental services available in Macau. Mokes and
a variety of cars are available for rental. Drivers should be over 21
and hold a valid international driver's license.