Macau International Airport (MIA) is at eastern end of Taipa Island and is the only airport in the special administrative region (Macau SAR). It has become a major trans-shipment point between China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.

MIA's runway is on a strip of land next to Taipa Island, along the Pearl River Delta Region. Although it is relatively smaller than many airports, it can handle a Boeing 747. MIA is a hub between China and Taiwan, but also has direct flights to North Korea. Its facility has a complex and modern terminal complete with banking, shopping, and dining services.

A shopping arcade is located next to the King Power Duty Free Store at the departure hall. Passengers may try dining at Airside Fastfood in the departure lounge. It is open from 11:00 PM to 9:30 PM.

The Macau Special Administrative Region of China is the official name of the former Portuguese colony. The island is only 29.2 square km with a population of 546,200. The region is known for its export of textiles, electronics and toys. It also has a booming tourist industry with a casino area similar to Las Vegas. The region has a thriving economy, making it one of the richest areas in the world as it was placed under the "one country, two systems" policy of the Central People's Government of China.

Overall, the gaming, tourism and hospitality industry contributes almost 50% to Macau's GDP, and three-fourths to government revenues.