On 09 March 2004, at 12:00 noon, Air Macau organized its Shenzhen-Macau-Taipei Inaugurate Ceremony in Shenzhen.
We were pleased to receive warm welcome speeches from the following guests: the Vice Mayor of Shenzhen ¡V Mr. Liu Ying Li, Acting President of Civil Aviation Authority ¡V Mr. Simon Chan, Chairman of Board of Directors of Air Macau ¡V Mr. Gu Tiefei, Taiwan passenger¡¦s representatives, CEO of Shenzhen Airport (Group) Company ¡V Mr. Chen Hong. We also had the honour in inviting the Vice Mayor of Shenzhen ¡V Mr. Liu Ying Li, DCEO of CNAC Group ¡V Mr. Kong Dong & President of the Supervisory Council of Shenzhen Airport (Group) Company ¡V Mr. Zhang Su Hui to attend the Ribbon-Cutting for this inaugural flight. After that, the Shenzhen Airport¡¦s PR presented bouquets of flowers to Air Macau¡¦s Pilots and Flight Attendants of this inaugural flight.
For the purpose of providing better services to the Taiwanese passengers working in Zhujiang Delta area, Air Macau operated its flight between Shenzhen, Macau and Taipei on 09 March 2004 using Airbus A319. With this new route, Air Macau continues to promote its ¡§one plane service¡¨ product by departing Shenzhen with a stopover in Macau. Landing in Macau International Airport, the whole journey took less than 3 hours.
In order to provide convenience to the Taiwanese passengers, particularly for those entering into Mainland China, Air Macau is offering the Taiwanese VISA Endorsement service. Passengers holding valid Taiwanese Passports can approach Air Macau Check-in Counters at Taipei Airport or Kaohsiung Airport and apply for the necessary procedures. After that, passengers are able to collect their said endorsements at the transit boarding gate of the Macau International Airport.
Air Macau was established on 13 September 1994 and operated its first commercial flight on 9 November 1995. Air Macau commenced its one plane service across the strait the following month creating an indirect direct-flight service. At this time, Air Macau has operated more than 60,000 flights across the strait, transporting over 7,000,000 passengers.
Air Macau¡¦s fleet is composed of 12 aircraft, 11 of which are passenger aircraft, made up of 5 A321, 1 A320 5 A319 equipment and 1 B727 Freighter.