In an attempt to woo global Indian carriers to initiate operations in Macau, Macau International Airport Company Limited (CAM) taken up the initiative to offer special rebates to the airline which first launches connectivity between India and Macau. The offer include 50 per cent discount on landing fees and 50 per cent passenger rebates on the first 2 years of operations to the airline.
Patricia Au, Manager, Marketing Department, CAM. “There is no seasonality for Indians travelling to Macau and Indians travelling to Macau are from all the major metros. According to our research, the potential is such that this route demands about 22 weekly flights to Macau from India, connecting the major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bengaluru and Hyderabad.”
Currently, tourists visiting Macau, take a flight to Hong Kong from India and a connecting ferry from Hong Kong to Macau. The CAM has been proposing the idea to Indian carriers to launch direct flights to Macau since 2008, as the direct flights will help reduce the total travel time of visitors between Macau and India.