ECS Group has teamed up with Royal Brunei Airlines to pool synergies in cargo sales for Europe as well as North and South Asia.
The general sales and service agent (GSSA) has signed a three-year contract to support the air carrier as a GSSA in its strategy for growth in North and South Asia as well as in the whole of Europe.
Royal Brunei Airlines serves London Heathrow with daily non-stop flights between Brunei and London effective 28 of October 2018, Dubai, Jeddah, Bangkok, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Manila, Denpasar, Surabaya, and Jakarta from its hub at Brunei International Airport.
ECS says it partners will help to expand Royal Brunei’s network in providing additional road services from Heathrow to all parts of Europe.
On its North and South Asia routes, Royal Brunei operates a fleet of A320 aircraft with a cargo capacity of two tonnes. Routes to Melbourne, London, Jeddah, and Dubai are served by Boeing 787s designed to carry up to 15 tonnes.
ECS said the collaboration enables Royal Brunei to control 19 stations in different parts of the world and benefit from a network filling space where required and thus providing the highest yield to the airline.
The GSSA said Brunei is one of the most important producers of oil and natural gas worldwide, strongly relies on the import of commodities such as spare parts and perishables and e-commerce and products like clothes and electronics are the backbone of Asian economies.
ECS Group chief executive officer, Adrien Thominet said: “Royal Brunei is a vibrant and growing airline with a great diversity of customer-oriented and reliable services.
“Its values and network perfectly match ECS’s setup in Asia, allowing synergies that no other GSSA can offer. We are looking forward to playing a key part in promoting the further success of Royal Brunei.”