Macau airport's passenger numbers increase 11% in 2012

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Macau International Airport (MIA) handled 4.49 million passengers and 42,000 aircraft movements in 2012, reflecting an increase of 11% and 8% respectively, compared with the previous year.

In 2012, the airport recorded non-aeronautical revenue of Macau pataca (MOP) 425 million ($53 million), up by 23% year on year. This accounted for 55% of its total revenue.

MIA posted a net profit of MOP66.9 million for the year.

The airport introduced five new airlines and added five new destinations, comprising Changsha, Taichung, Chiang Mai, Danang and Busan. The total number of airlines operating at MIA now stands at 21.

In the first quarter of 2013, the airport handled 1.1 million passengers, representing an increase of over 15%.

For 2013, MIA aims to record total revenue of MOP798 million, and to handle 44,000 flight movements, 28,200t of cargo and 4.7 million passengers.