New Brunei airport facilities to open on Monday

New Brunei airport facilities to open on Monday

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN - The new arrival baggage claim hall and customs clearance area at Brunei International Airport will be operational starting next week, the Brunei Economic Development Board and Department of Civil Aviation announced yesterday.

Starting Monday, passengers arriving from overseas and other airport users will be able to claim their baggage and clear customs in the refurbished area.

A statement from BEDB said the new arrival baggage system is capable of handling up to 1,330 bags per hour, an improvement of about 50 per cent over the existing system.

It added that while two of the three carousels are able to handle such peak-hour capacity, the last one will provide further reliability to the system and will be completed at a later date.

The introduction of the new areas is part of BEDB and DCA's terminal modernisation project and represents another milestone.

In the statement, the agencies sought public cooperation and support for the project and apologised for any inconvenience caused while renovation work continues.

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