The Macau International Airport registered passenger volume in April of more than 528,000 passengers, an 8.6 per cent increase year-on-year, while total traffic volume exceeded 4,800 movements, up 5.7 per cent year-on-year, according to a press release issued by Macau International Airport (MIA). Analysed by region, traffic to and from Southeast Asia and Taiwan was considered to have ‘performed well’, with a recorded 13.6 per cent and 20.4 per cent growth, respectively, while Mainland China reported a 6.7 per cent decline during the same period. In a month-to-month comparison, passenger volume and total traffic volume decreased 0.38 and 0.4 per cent respectively. The recent establishment of a twice weekly charter service between Macau and Moscow by Royal Flight Airlines, was mentioned as having ‘filled up the blanks’ of the current long flight services at MIA. N.M.