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Royal Brunei Airlines is the government-owned national flag carrier airline of Brunei. The airline is based at Brunei International Airport (BWN) and offers scheduled flights to destinations primarily across Asia, but also to destinations in Oceania and Europe.

The airline launched in 1974 and flew its inaugural flight the following year between Brunei and Singapore. The airline launched with just two aircraft, serving only three destinations within its first year. Today, the airline offers flights to more than 30 destinations and uses a fleet of 15 aircraft.

Royal Brunei Airlines is currently the only Bruneian airline operating scheduled passenger flights to/from the country. This makes it the main mode of transport for travellers entering and leaving the country.

Royal Brunei has a separate subsidiary airline named RB Link. RB Link offers regional flights to destinations in Malaysia and Indonesia.


Royal Brunei Airlines fleet is made up of entirely of Airbus and Boeing aircraft. The airline has Airbus A320-200, A320neo and A330-900neo models within its fleet, as well as the Boeing 787-8 model.

For the most part, the airline has historically used Boeing and Airbus aircraft. Although, it did use two Fokker regional jets (50 and 100 models) in the mid-1990s too.


Domestic Destinations

Bandar Brunei International Airport (BWN)

International Destinations

Australia Brisbane Brisbane Airport (BNE)
Melbourne Melbourne Airport (MEL)
China Beijing Beijing Daxing International Airport (PKX)
Changsha Changsha Huanghua International Airport (CSX)
Haikou Haikou Meilan International Airport (HAK)
Hangzhou Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport (HGH)
Hong Kong Hong Kong International Airport (HKG)
Nanning Nanning Wuxu International Airport (NNG)
Shanghai Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG)
Indonesia Denpasar Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS)
Surabaya Juanda International Airport (SUB)
Japan Tokyo Narita International Airport (NRT)
Malaysia Kota Kinabalu Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)
Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL)
Philippines Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL)
Saudi Arabia Jeddah King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED)
Singapore Singapore Singapore Changi Airport (SIN)
South Korea Seoul Incheon International Airport (ICN)
Taiwan Taipei Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE)
Thailand Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK)
UAE Dubai Dubai International Airport (DUB)
United Kingdom London London Heathrow Airport (LHR)
Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN)

Route Map

Royal Brunei Airlines Route Map


Carry-on Baggage

If passengers are flying in Business Class, they're entitled to two items of carry-on baggage that must fit within the dimensions of 55 x 38 x 20cm. The combined weight of the two carry-on bags must be no heavier than 12kg and each individual piece must be no heavier than 7kg.

If passengers are flying in Economy Class, they're entitled to one item of carry-on baggage that must fit within the dimensions of 55 x 38 x 20 cm. Baggage must weigh no heavier than 7kg.

No prohibited items should be packed in carry-on baggage such as sharp objects and liquids over 100ml. Prohibited items found by airport security will be removed and disposed of.

Checked Baggage

If passengers are flying Business Class, they're entitled to 40kg of checked baggage free of charge.

If passengers are flying Economy Class, they're entitled to 30kg of checked baggage free of charge. No single item of baggage can weigh heavier than 32kg and it must fit within the overall dimensions of 158cm.

Check-In Information

Online Check-In

Online check-in for Royal Brunei Airlines flights opens 48 hours before scheduled flight time and closes 90 minutes before. To check-in online, passengers must visit the Royal Brunei Airlines online check-in page and enter their booking reference (PNR) and last name.

Airport Check-In

Passengers that want to or have to check-in at the airport must visit the check-in counters at the airport of departure, where they'll be assisted with the check-in process. Check-in open and closing times will depend on the route flown. Please check your itinerary for check-in times.

Economy Class

Economy Class is one of two cabin classes that the airline offers. Although Economy Class is the more basic of the two cabin classes, it still offers a comfortable cabin with a professional service delivered by the airline's superbly trained cabin crew.

Economy Class Facilities

Passengers are given a personal TV screen which they can access the airline's in-flight entertainment from. In addition, passengers can order food and drink from the airline's in-flight menu. Each seat also comes with a USB port that passengers can use to charge their personal electronic devices.

Economy Class Seats

Economy Seats are spacious with an average pitch of (76–81 cm) 30–32". Each seat is reclinable, with adjustable headrests on the Boeing 787.

Business Class

The Business Class cabin is Royal Brunei's most premium cabin class. The cabin is spacious and luxurious with a specially trained Business Class cabin crew on-hand to help.

Business Class Facilities

Passengers are given a personal TV screen which they can use to access the airlines' in-flight entertainment. Business Class passengers are also treated to a fine-dining experience, with food served on crockery plates, metal cutlery and a selection of drinks served in glassware.

Each seat comes with a power connector that can be used to charge passengers' personal electronic devices.

Business Class Seats

Business Class seats transform into fully flat beds on the Boeing 787 and to a 10-degree angle on the Airbus A320. The lie-flat beds come with a duvet and pillow.

In-Flight Entertainment

Enjoy a selection of TV shows, movies, music and games through Royal Brunei's in-flight entertainment system, Impian. Impian can be accessed via personal TV screens built into the back of each seat, or via passengers' personal devices. In-flight entertainment is refreshed every month and is constantly updated with Hollywood's latest hits and classic movies, shows and albums.


Passengers can connect to Royal Brunei's WIFI network to access the airline's in-flight entertainment system, Impian. The WIFI network cannot be used for browsing the web.


Passengers can enjoy a selection of snacks, drinks and main meals on board all flights, with a premium dining experience for those flying in Business Class. The standard meal served is dependent on the time of day the flight is flown. Special meals are available to pre-order but must be ordered directly with the airline no later than 24 hours before the flight is scheduled to depart.

Frequent Flyer

Royal Brunei Airlines operates a frequent flyer program called Royal Skies whereby passengers can earn miles on every eligible Royal Brunei Airlines flight.

There are three types of membership cards, with varying benefits:

Blue (base membership)

Silver (mid-tier membership)

Gold (high-tier membership)

Miles accrued by Royal Skies members can be redeemed for free flights or seat upgrades. A free upgrade award starts at 5,000 Royal Skies miles, while redemption for a free flight starts at 8,000 miles.

Airline Alliance

Royal Brunei Airlines isn't part of an airline alliance. However, it does have interline/codeshare agreements with the following airlines:

Codeshare/Interline Agreements

Air India India
Air France France
Air New Zealand New Zealand
All Nippon Airways Japan
Asiana Airlines South Korea
Bangkok Airways Thailand
Biman Bangladesh Airlines Bangladesh
British Airways UK
Czech Airlines Czech Republic
EgyptAir Egypt
Emirates UAE
Ethiopian Airlines Ethiopia
flydubai UAE
KLM Netherlands
Korean Air South Korea
Kuwait Airways Kuwait
Malaysia Airlines Malaysia
Myanmar Airways International Myanmar
Oman Air Oman
Pakistan International Airlines Pakistan
Qantas Airways Australia
Qatar Airways Qatar
Nepal Airlines Nepal
Saudia Saudi Arabia
Silk Air Singapore
Singapore Airlines Singapore
SriLankan Airlines Sri Lanka
Thai Airways Thailand
Turkish Airlines Turkey
Vietnam Airlines Vietnam
Virgin Australia Australia
XiamenAir China

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Special Assistance

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Hub Airport

Brunei International Airport

Brunei International Airport is the primary airport in the nation of Brunei and is the hub airport for Royal Brunei Airlines. The airport is located close to Bandar Sei Begawan in the Brunei-Muara District.

The airport has a single terminal building that is able to handle 2 million passengers annually, a single runway and facilitates flights from airlines flying to destinations across Asia and Oceania. Brunei International Airport is situated 10 minutes away from the centre of the capital. There are a number of rental options and taxi services that can transfer you over to the city centre in under 15 mins.

Other airlines which fly to and from Brunei International include AirAsia, Cebu Pacific, Lucky Air, Malaysia Airlines and Singapore Airlines.

Outside the front of Brunei International Airport

Credit: Jorge Láscar on Wikimedia Commons

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