Macau International to undergo ramp optimisation by consultancy firm

Mott MacDonald has been appointed by Macau International Airport Co Ltd to provide airfield and apron design consultancy services at Macau International Airport (MIA).

The consultancy will be responsible for optimising the apron adjacent to the airport’s south terminal, which is being expanded to cater for continued passenger growth.

MIA handled four million passengers in the first half of 2018, up 20% from the previous year. Passenger numbers are expected to keep growing during the second half of the year as new airlines launch routes to and from Macau.

Mott MacDonald will deliver civil, structural, electrical and mechanical engineering, apron planning, airport systems and technical advisory services on the project.

Once complete, the apron will cater for all required aircraft types, while its multi-centreline stands configuration will be a first for the airport.

Kwai Chan, Mott MacDonald’s project manager, said: “It’s great to be able to introduce a new multi-centreline stands parking arrangement at MIA, which will help maximise land use.”

“This latest commission builds on our long-term commitment to improving operations at MIA.

We worked on the extension of the north terminal, which opened to passengers earlier this year, from concept to completion, while we’re currently working on the east apron optimisation project which is already underway.

We also designed overlay for the airport’s single runway, which will improve its strength and cater for rapidly increasing aircraft traffic once operational,” Kwai added.