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Macau International Airport

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Name Macau International Airport
Region Asia and Pacific
Territory Macau MO.gif
Location Taipa
Serving Macau
Elevation 6.096 m
20 ft
20 ft6.096 m
Coordinates 22° 8' 58.00" N, 113° 35' 29.00" E
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
16/34 3214 m10,544.619 ft
45 m147.638 ft
CON yes/yes

Observation VMMC 112030Z 07009KT 360V100 CAVOK 18/14 Q1019 NOSIG
Station Taipa
Date/Time 11 December 2019 20:30:00
Wind direction 70°
Wind speed 09 kts
Lowest cloud amount clouds and visibility OK
Temperature 18°C
Dew point 14°C
Humidity 77%
QNH 1019 hPa
Weather condition n/a

Macau International Airport



Macau International Airport situated at the eastern end of Taipa island and neighbouring waters, is the only airport in Macau. Since then the airport has been a common transfer point for people traveling between mainland China and Taiwan, as well as a passenger hub for destinations in mainland China and Southeast Asia.


Humid “subtropical” climate (Köppen climate classification Cwa) - characterized by hot, humid summers and cool winters. Winter months are drier than the summer months. Winter rainfall (and sometimes snowfall) is associated with large storms that the westerlies steer from west to east. Most summer rainfall occurs during thunderstorms and the area is subject to frequent tropical typhoons.



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Airport Layout

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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of VMMC

  • DC10, Macau SAR China, 2005 (On 9 November 2005, a McDonnell Douglas DC10-30F almost failed to get airborne before the end of the runway on a night takeoff from Macau and its main landing gear then hit lighting and ILS equipment as it climbed at a very shallow angle. After flight, two wheel changes were required due to tyre damage. The Investigation was hindered by the failure of the State of the Operator to assist the Investigation but concluded that the aircraft had been correctly loaded and that the extended take off roll had been due to use of the wrong flap setting.)