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Royal Brunei Airlines is the national flag carrier airline of the Brunei Darussalam, headquartered in Bandar Seri Begawan.
Royal Brunei Airlines has a hub airport at Brunei International Airport, close to Bandar Seri Begawan.
Royal Brunei Airlines flies to many destinations including Bali, Bandar Seri Begawan, Bangkok, Dubai, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Jeddah, Kota Kinabulu, London, Manila, Melbourne, Shanghai, Sinagpore and Surabaya. Royal Brunei Airlines has codeshare agreements with Cathay Pacific, Garuda Indonesia, Malaysia Airlines, Thai Airways and Myanmar Airways International.
Royal Brunei Airlines commenced flying in 1975 and now the airline's fleet consists of Boeing 787 Dreamliners, Airbus A320s and Airbus A319s. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner has 18 seats in Business Class and 236 in Economy Class.
Royal Brunei Airlines has interline agreements with many airlines including China Airlines, Air France, Bangkok Airways, British Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, Emirates, Hong Kong Airlines, Japan Airlines, Jet Airways, KLM, Malaysia Airlines and many others.
Frequent Flyer Program
Royal Brunei Airlines operates a frequent flyer program called Royal Skies whereby miles can earn actual miles on every eligible Royal Brunei Airline's flights.
There are three types of membership cards:
Blue (base membership)
Silver (Silver membership)
Gold (Gold membership).
Miles accrued by Royal Skies members can be redeemed for free flights or seat upgrades. A free upgrade award starts from 5,000 Royal Skies miles, while redemption for a free flight starts from 15,000 miles.
The Royal Brunei Airlines 787 Dreamliner Business Class cabin features contour seats that fully recline to a flat bed with 11% larger surface than the in-flight beds of most aircrafts.
22th September 2017
Royal Brunei Airlines to resume flights to Beijing in December
Royal Brunei Airlines (RB) announced today that it plans to resume direct flights to Beijing in December 2017.
The expansion of RB’s service into China will begin with a twice weekly service to Beijing and move to thrice weekly service at the earliest opportunity.
RB’s services will depart Brunei for Beijing every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7:55pm and arrive at Beijing at 1:00 the following day. The return flights leave Beijing at 2:00am and arrive in Brunei at 7:25am each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Mr. Karam Chand, Chief Executive Offer of RB said:
“RB last flew to Beijing two decades ago and we are delighted to be connecting the Capital Cities once again. As national carrier of Brunei Darussalam, the reintroduction of Beijing flights supports network development and builds on the strong bilateral trade relationship between the two countries.”
The resumption of the flights are subject to government approvals and acquiring the landing slots in Beijing airport. The work has commenced on achieving these important milestones.
11th September 2017
Philippine Airlines and Royal Brunei Airlines have started codesharing on flights between Manila and Bandar Seri Begawan as well as between Cebu and Bandar Seri Begawan (via Manila).
The flights restore the Philippine Airlines' presence in Brunei and provide passengers from Brunei access to PAL's wide domestic and international network of flights.
Passengers on these PR/RB codeshare flights will be able to continue their journey on connecting flights to RB’s Bandar Seri Begawan services, offering a seamless and convenient product on the route.
PAL's existing codeshare partners include: Air Macau, ANA, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, Etihad, Garuda Indonesia, Gulf Air, Hawaiian Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Vietnam Airlines, WestJet and XiamenAir.
Mr. Martin Aeberli, RB’s EGM Revenue Management, Planning & Strategy, said, “RB warmly welcomes back Philippine Airlines as our codeshare partner. Through this partnership, RB’s passengers can easily access Cebu, the Philippines' Queen City of the South, filled with culture and history, white sandy beaches and beautiful underwater sports. We look forward to welcoming Philippine Airlines codeshare passengers on board our daily flights between Manila to Bandar Seri Begawan and beyond.”
Royal Brunei Airlines and Philippine Airlines announced code share partners.
The code-share arrangements signed recently between the flag carriers of the Philippines and Brunei Darussalam cover the routes - Manila - Bandar Seri Begawan; and Cebu - Bandar Seri Begawan (via Manila). These flights restor the Philippine flag carrier's presence in Brunei and provide passengers from Brunei access to PAL's wide domestic and international network of flights. The flights also create connectivity between Manila and Brunei as well as Cebu and Brunei.
Royal Brunei Airlines announced it had boosted its commitment to environmental protection by partnering with a talented French start-up which provides a 360° solution to reduce fuel costs and CO2 emissions of airlines.
Under this agreement, Royal Brunei Airlines will use OpenAirlines' flagship software SkyBreathe® Fuel Efficiency. The award wining software solution continuously monitors fuel consumption of each flight to identify the most relevant fuel saving opportunities using sophisticated, innovative algorithms and taking into account actual flight conditions.
The SkyBreathe® solution, which leverages years of advanced research in trajectory optimization and Big Data analysis, will offer comprehensive analytics through 500+ easy to use predefined reports allowing for accurate monitoring of each fuel-saving initiative and will then provide clear results for key stakeholders, project team, and pilots via unique dashboards.
Royal Brunei Airlines announced that the introduction of A320neo aircraft will be a game changing exercise for the airline
The new aircraft are expected to deliver an improved customer experience and reduce the carrier's cost structure through lower fuel and maintenance costs. The airline may exercise options for additional aircraft in 2017 or early 2018. It was further announced in July 2017 that Royal Brunei Airlines is set to benefit as Brunei tourists visiting Malaysia has significantly increased to a total of 1.4 million visits to the mult-ethnic country last year. The drop in the Malaysian currency rate has also contributed to the surge in Bruneian tourists to Malaysia, with West Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak receiving a record RM3.7 billion worth of Bruneian tourist dollars last year (the bulk of this spending was done in Miri).
Another reason for the high number of Brunei tourists to Malaysia is the Sultanate’s proximity to Sabah and Sarawak; the two neighbouring Malaysian states are to Brunei what West Malaysia is to Singapore, and at the same time travel to West Malaysia is convenient, with flights to the capital Kuala Lumpur taking just slightly over two hours.
Royal Brunei Airlines signed a code share agreement with Turkish Airlines allowing passengers to connect from Bandar Seri Begawan to Istanbul via Dubai. In December 2016, Royal Brunei Airlines RB Upgrades.
Royal Brunei Airlines has launched RB Upgrades, allowing economy passengers to bid for upgrades to business class.“Eligible” customers booking tickets online at flyroyalbrunei.com are emailed inviting them to make an offer for an upgrade to business class. Successful bidders will be emailed between 96 and 24 hours before their flight, with payment being taken from their nominated credit or debit card.
Royal Brunei Airlines is set to benefit as a memorandum of cooperation was signed between national carrier Royal Brunei Airlines (RB) and Sabah Tourism Board (STB). It is the first of its kind tourism initiative between the Sultanate and the Malaysian state. The memorandum, which aims to develop joint promotional activities for the inflow of tourists from Melbourne into Borneo. As part of the cooperation, the two parties agreed to cost-share the promotional activities that will centre around stimulating the increase of Australian tourists into Brunei Darussalam and Sabah. Selected Australian travel agents will be appointed to sell special packages within a time frame, which includes a dedicated Return and Services Leagues (RSL) package to attend the Sandakan Day Memorial Service in Sabah this year.
For higher destination awareness on both Brunei and Sabah, the document also agreed to work with Australian online writers and media to produce online content as well as a promotional e-book. In May 2017, Royal Brunei Airlines announced plans to start regular flights between Brunei Darussalam and Lombok this year, after a market study showed that the resort island in West Nusa Tenggara is a family-friendly destination. Royal Brunei Airlines currently has regular flights to Jakarta, Surabaya (East Java) and Denpasar (Bali). If the market study reveals a positive trend, Lombok will be the airline's fourth destination in Indonesia. Brunei Darussalam, a country on the north coast of Borneo Island, has a population of 423,000. Islam is the official religion.
Royal Brunei Airlines is set to benefit as Japan proposes technical cooperation with Brunei. To contribute to the diversification of Brunei’s economy, Japan is planning technical cooperation with the Sultanate on a cost sharing basis. The Japanese Government has already proposed a draft agreement on technical cooperation to be signed by the Brunei Government. Once it is signed, Bruneian officials could participate in training courses in Japan and Japanese experts can travel to Brunei to deliver seminars and provide technical advice, said Noriko Iki, the outgoing Ambassador of Japan to Brunei Darussalam.
On attracting tourists from Brunei to Japan and vice versa, the outgoing Japanese Ambassador agreed that resumption of direct flights between both countries will be beneficial in attracting not only tourists but also investors, while also hoping that Royal Brunei Airlines will fly directly to Japan again in the near future. Besides increasing the frequency of visits by Japanese travel agents to Brunei, she suggested that more Japanese travel programmes needed to be made on Brunei.
In January 2010, Royal Brunei Airlines introduced Royal Brunei Holidays, a revamp of its Golden Touch Holidays. It offers passengers value-for-money packages for their holidays locally and abroad. In July 2014, Royal Brunei Airlines announced plans to resume flights to Ho Chi Minh City with the frequency of four times a week starting in October 2014.
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Brunei International Airport
Brunei International Airport is the primary airport in the nation of Brunei and is the home airport for Royal Brunei Airlines. The airport serves destinations across Asia and Oceania. Other airlines which fly to and from AirAsia, Cebu Pacific, Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines and Royal Brunei Airlines.
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