No requests yet for passenger Macau-Qatar passenger route service – Aviation authority

The Civil Aviation Authority (AACM) has indicated to have not yet received any application from Qatar Airways or any other airlines for the operation of a passenger route service between Macau and Qatar.

Last month Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng held a meeting with the Ambassador of the State of Qatar to China, Mohamed Abdulla Al-Dehaimi, to discuss how to facilitate the movement of people between Macau and Qatar and the launch of regular flights between both places.

In a statement, the AACM noted that the current air services agreement between the Macao SAR Government and the Qatar Government contains open skies provisions, and designated airlines can operate the flights between the two places in accordance with the provisions as laid down in the agreement and in accordance with the market need.

However, so far no requests have been made in this direction, with Qatar Airways currently only operating two weekly cargo flights between Doha and Macau.