Lau Fong Chi, who heads the Public Relations Division of the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO), said during Friday’s press conference that from late this month EVA Air will operate five flights from Macao to Taipei from where the local passengers can take transfer flights to London and France, as part of the Macao government’s special measure to help Macao residents who are enrolled overseas to fly to the respective countries after their summer break here.
According to Lau, three EVA Air flights will depart for London via Taipei on 26 August, 9 and 23 September, respectively, while two flights will depart for France via Taipei on 28 August and 4 September. Lau said that the students can then choose to fly to Portugal or other European countries upon their arrival in London or France. EVA Air only flies to Paris in France.
Lau also said that Air Macau will also operate a number of flights from Macao to Seoul from where local students can take transfer flights to London. Lau did not mention the timing of the Air Macau flights.
A spokesperson for the Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) told the media on Friday that the EVA Air and Air Macau flights are regular flights the schedules of which, however, have been adjusted to make the necessary transfers in Taipei and Seoul more convenient for the students from Macao. The spokesperson also said that the flights are commercial operations that are not paid for by the Macao government.