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First direct charter flight between Macau and Japan

Search ASIA Travel Tips .com Date: 5 January 2001

Under the extensive effort of Macau Government Tourist Office, Air Macau and the related entities, the first charter flight between Macau and Japan arrived from Nagasaki on December 30, 2000. The charter flight between Macau and Japan is a good start for Macau to strive to establish schedule flight with Japan.

There were over 170 passengers on the flight, which arrived Macau International Airport on December 30, 2000. The Japanese visitors were received by a lion dance ceremony and warm welcome by the officials of MGTO and Air Macau.

Most of the Japanese visitors came to Macau for the first time and they have a good impression of Macau, particularly interested in the architecture with features of east and west, inexpensive but quality products.

Japan has always been the major market of tourists for Macau. We will put our full effort to flourish the direct air service between Macau and Japan, which will have considerable contribution to the development of Japan as a tourist market to Macau, said Joo Manual Costa Antunes, the Director of Macau Government Tourist Office.

The charter flight service is co-organized by Macau Government Tourist Office, Air Macau and Japan Travel Bureau (Kyushu Branch). There will be 4 direct round-trip charter service between Macau and Nagasaki/Fukuoka of Japan till January 8 of 2001.

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