The Brunei Economic Development Board has outlined a project to modernise the Brunei International Airport passenger terminal.
Working alongside the Airport Project Committee, the work is aimed at improving the existing environment and appearance of the airport and the quality of its services as well as to cater for public convenience, safety and comfort through the expansion of terminal floor areas.
The B$130 million project is overseen by the Airport Project Committee chaired by the chairman of the BEDB.
The project, scheduled for completion in November 2014, is expected to double the airport’s handling capacity from the current 1.5 million passengers to three million passengers annually by 2014.
Some of the major improvements include increasing the number of check-in counters from 19 to 40; adding more immigration counters at the arrival hall from 14 to 26 and from eight to 26 counters at the departure hall.
A new car park will be built which can accommodate 600 cars, out of which about 100 will be sheltered.
Enabling infrastructure will also be allowed at designated e-Ticketing area for airlines to provide their e-Ticketing Services.