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Melbourne Airport Welcomes Viva Macau

Dec 10, 2009

Melbourne Airport welcomes Viva Macau to Victoria as the airline launched their inaugural services in and out of Melbourne today.

The twice weekly flights provide even more services for Victorian travellers and those visiting Victoria, creating opportunities for increased business and leisure travel between the two regions.

Melbourne Airport's CEO Chris Woodruff welcomed the services and said: "These flights provide a direct link to Macau, the gateway to the Pearl River Delta, and to Viva Macau's ever growing network including Japan, Vietnam and Indonesia".

"The services will also build access to China, our number one long-haul route, which is excellent for the future of Victorian tourism and economy" he said. "Viva Macau's decision highlights the strength of the Melbourne market and the airport's partnership approach with the Victorian Government and the City of Melbourne in bringing more direct flights to our State."

Viva Macau is the third international airline to commence services from Melbourne Airport over the last fortnight, following V Australia on 1 December and Qatar Airways on 6 December. Stage one of Melbourne Airport's international terminal expansion was opened to the public last week.

"We work hard to make Melbourne as attractive as possible to the airline market by working to keep costs low and maximising key advantages such as our single terminal precinct and curfew free operations. Viva Macau is proof that this approach is working," he said.

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