A construction commencement ceremony has taken place for the Passenger Terminal Building south extension of Macau International Airport.
Following the ceremony, which was pared down due to the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak, site formation and piling work began.
The project team has announced that special attention will be paid to epidemic prevention and site hygiene during the construction period. Measures will be implemented according to the epidemic prevention guidelines issued by the government. These include monitoring workers’ temperature, requiring workers to wear masks, periodic disinfection and cleaning of the site, and ensuring that workers remain in Macau for the duration of the outbreak.
Design work for the south extension started in 2019 and the project is expected to be complete by mid-2021. Its completion will give the terminal an additional 17,000m2 (182,986ft2) of floor space. The extension will provide a more spacious departure hall, and three new passenger boarding bridges, giving the airport eight in total. The terminal’s capacity will increase from 7.8 million passengers per year to 10 million.