65,747 tourists arrived in the country through the Brunei International Airport in the second quarter of this year compared to 52,292 tourists of the same period last year. According to the Tourism Development Department, Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism’s statistics, tourist arrivals by air shows a positive and robust performance with an increase of 25 point 7 percent year-on-year. This was mainly attributed to the consistent high travel demands from the main market areas, with continual increase of air connectivity due to chartered flights from the Far East market. This is due to the improved travel facilitation and modest global economy recovery from last year despite high regional competition from neighbouring countries. Apart from that, every market comprising ASEAN, Far East, Australia and New Zealand and Long Haul markets have all shown significant improvements.