Aviation seminar discusses budget airline benefits

aviationParticipants of an aviation seminar have agreed that budget airlines are bringing more international travelers to Macau and are helping the competitiveness of the Macau International Airport (MIA).
The seminar took place last Saturday in the Macau Science Centre. It was organized by the Institute of Macau Civil Aviation (IMCA), with about 80 industry representatives and IMCA members in attendance.
They discussed the growth of budget aviation services in the Asia-Pacific region, their operation in Macau, as well as possible benefits of the sector to the development of the Macau economy.
IMCA president, Dr Deng Jun, pointed out that among the 20 aviation operations at MIA, eight of them are budget airlines.
They have brought more than 1 million passengers to Macau in the first eight months of this year, accounting for 28 percent of the total amount of passengers in that period.
Dr Deng believes that, as a result of the  ongoing development of the Macau economy, more low-cost airlines in nearby regions will expand their services to Macau, thus bringing more international visitors to the city and contributing to the prosperity of the local economy.

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