|On 5th December, 2003, Air Macau and Macao 4th East Asian Games Organising Committee (MEAGOC) organized a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the New Livery of Air Macau Aircraft at the Hangar of the Macau International Airport. Since 5th December, 2003 is also the International Volunteer Day, MEAGOC had invited the representatives of the volunteer group, under the leadership of Mr. Manuel Silverio, on board of the newly painted aircraft to Beijing, where they will have the exchange program with 2008 Beijing Olympic Games Organising Committee.|
Air Macau, being the long-term partner of MEAGOC, as well as the Local Official Carrier of 2005 East Asian Games, sponsors MEAGOC MOP$250,000 every year and has painted the organiser's Emblem on several aircraft, to indicate the promotion of the Macau East Asian Games abroad.
The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on 5th December, 2003, was hosted by the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Air Macau - Mr. Gu Tie Fei and the Chairman of MEAGOC - Mr. Manuel Silverio.
Mr. Manuel Silverio expressed his gratitude for the support of Air Macau to MEAGOC, especially on this occasion, after Air Macau had painted the MEAGOC promotional graphics and design on the aircraft. Passengers from all walks of life may be drawn to the message of MEAGOC. As the 2005 East Asian Games is closely approaching, the Organising Committee stresses its concerns on the sponsorship and promotions, in order to gain recognition and support. Simultaneously, 5th December, 2003 was also the International Volunteer Day, to which the Organising Committee had arranged several VIPs and MEAGOC volunteers to be on Air Macau's flight to Beijing, where met with 2008 Beijing Olympic Games officials, enhancing the cooperation and relationship with Beijing on organising large sports events of international status.
Mr. David Fei, Chief Executive Officer of Air Macau, revealed that Air Macau being a Macau based airline, not only has to contribute to the development of Macau's economy, but also the responsibility to promote Macau.
2005 4th East Asian Games will be Macau's biggest sports event ever since. Air Macau has the honour to be the local official carrier, providing convenience for MEAGOC officials, staff as well as the athletes from different participating countries and regions. Air Macau's aircraft, painted with the East Asian Games Emblem and Mascot, have been travelling across the strait and South East Asian countries, delivering 2005 4th East Asian Games image and message to the public. Air Macau is duty-bound and is proud to be the official carrier.
Under the guidance of MEAGOC, Air Macau staff will be able to understand more about this important sports event. Allowing Air Macau staff, particularly the front line staff, cabin crew, pilots and staff in different outstations, to be the volunteering promoter of Macau and 2005 4th East Asian Games.
After the completion of the ceremony, Mr. Manuel Silverio led the group of volunteers to board the colourful painted aircraft to Beijing, to commence the exchange activities with 2008 Beijing Olympic Games Organising Committee. This particular group of 8 volunteers is one of the participants of the East Asian Games Volunteer Project, who has the highest attendance rate and best performance. During the exchange in Beijing, they will visit 2008 Beijing Olympic Games Organising Committee and attend an exchange seminar with their local sports volunteers, arranged by MEAGOC and Beijing Olympic Games Organising Committee. By participating in the said functions, the volunteers can enrich their concept of comprehensive sports events, to launch all sort of mega-type sports functions.
Mr. Pau Ma Chong, Mr. Antonio Fernandes, Mr. Fong Wun Man and Mr. Mak Chi Kun were honourable guests of the "Macau East Asian Games Volunteer & Beijing Olympic Games Organizing Committee Exchange Delegation".