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Macau International Airport cancels 5,200 flights in May

The airport has operated on a significantly subdued basis since the outbreak of COVID-19, with passenger flow plunging 50 per cent in the first quarter of 2020 compared with 1Q19 and cargo volume down 25 per cent.

April’s aircraft movements dropped 70 per cent compared to March.

The director of Macau’s Civil Aviation Authority (AACM), Chan Weng Hong, had previously revealed that just 950 passengers travelled via Macau International Airport last month.

According to IAG, the aviation industry doesn’t anticipate any improvement in May.

With thousands of flights cut, the few remaining flights to and from Macau are mostly between Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Hangzhou, Nanning, Xiamen, Taipei, Tokyo, Osaka, Seoul and Bangkok.

Final operating routes need to be determined in order to comply with the latest preventative measures of Macau and the flight destinations.

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