The US$1.2 billion Macau International Airport is the territory's largest and single most important infrastructure project in the 1990s. Built on Taipa Island, the airport is connected to the Macau peninsula, the mainland China border, and the ferry terminal, by highways and bridges, providing direct access from Macau to many cities in China and some international destinations. The airport has a handling capacity of six million passengers per year. The Macau Airport consists of two runways, 3,360 meters and 3,285 meters long, each 45 meters wide. Domestic flights link Macau to some of the main Chinese cities such as Beijing, Xi'an, Shanghai, Xiamen, Chongqing, Guilin, Fuzhou, Wuhan, Kunming, Zhengzhou, Nanjing, Hainan, Haikou, Hainan, Sanya, and Ningbo. International flights include traffic between Macau and the rest of Asia (Taiwan, Singapore, Philippines, Korea, Thailand).
The People' s Republic of China has resumed the exercise of sovereignty over Macau with effect from 20 December 1999. Macau is located in the southeast of China, on the western edge of the Pearl River (Zhujiang), bordering the Chinese province of Guangdong. It is 60 km from Hong Kong and 145 km from Guangzhou (Canton). Macau covers a total area of 23.6 square kilometers which includes the Macau peninsula and the islands of Taipa and Coloane. Macau is connected to mainland China by a narrow isthmus.
Photographic Evaluation Report
High resolution imagery is only available from declassified CORONA imagery. As of 01 May 2000 Russian 2-meter resolution KVR-1000 imagery coverage was not available via the SPIN-2 service on TerraServer, nor was archival Space Imaging IKONOS 1-meter imagery available on the CARTERRA™ Archive.