Brunei’s Darussalam Air set for take-off in 2014

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Royal Brunei is getting new competition with Darussalam Air

Brunei’s new low-cost carrier Darussalam Air has scheduled its first operations to begin in the first quarter of 2014, prioritising the Umrah pilgrimage market.

With an initial investment of about $2 billion, the airline is focusing on offering promotions for haj trips, specifically targeting the high-growth market of Indonesia, as well as the southern Philippines, where the majority of the country’s approximate 9 million Muslims reside. China and Indo-China routes will also be launched, using Brunei as a stopover.

“Substantial foreign direct investment” is still being sought to boost the new airline in its first year of operation.

Local Bruneian cooperative, Koperasi Bumiputera Bersatu Berhad (KBBB), the key backer of the airline, has reportedly sought out partnerships with French and American aviation companies.

KBBB recently signed an MoU with the Brunei Darussalam BIMP-EAGA Business Council as a supporting mechanism for its ambitions to bridge connectivity gaps in the region, an initiative that similarly covers three other integration projects, as such the commencement of the Trans-Borneo railway, the Trans-Borneo bus service and about $2 billion in ASEAN halal hub projects.

The proposed halal hub projects will include over 1,000 factories.



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[caption id="attachment_11796" align="alignleft" width="300"] Royal Brunei is getting new competition with Darussalam Air[/caption] Brunei’s new low-cost carrier Darussalam Air has scheduled its first operations to begin in the first quarter of 2014, prioritising the Umrah pilgrimage market. With an initial investment of about $2 billion, the airline is focusing on offering promotions for haj trips, specifically targeting the high-growth market of Indonesia, as well as the southern Philippines, where the majority of the country’s approximate 9 million Muslims reside. China and Indo-China routes will also be launched, using Brunei as a stopover. "Substantial foreign direct investment" is still being sought...

Royal Brunei
Royal Brunei is getting new competition with Darussalam Air

Brunei’s new low-cost carrier Darussalam Air has scheduled its first operations to begin in the first quarter of 2014, prioritising the Umrah pilgrimage market.

With an initial investment of about $2 billion, the airline is focusing on offering promotions for haj trips, specifically targeting the high-growth market of Indonesia, as well as the southern Philippines, where the majority of the country’s approximate 9 million Muslims reside. China and Indo-China routes will also be launched, using Brunei as a stopover.

“Substantial foreign direct investment” is still being sought to boost the new airline in its first year of operation.

Local Bruneian cooperative, Koperasi Bumiputera Bersatu Berhad (KBBB), the key backer of the airline, has reportedly sought out partnerships with French and American aviation companies.

KBBB recently signed an MoU with the Brunei Darussalam BIMP-EAGA Business Council as a supporting mechanism for its ambitions to bridge connectivity gaps in the region, an initiative that similarly covers three other integration projects, as such the commencement of the Trans-Borneo railway, the Trans-Borneo bus service and about $2 billion in ASEAN halal hub projects.

The proposed halal hub projects will include over 1,000 factories.



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