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Brisbane-Brunei flights launched

Royal Brunei Airlines inaugurates new Brisbane flights adding second Australian gateway

Royal Brunei Airlines CEO Karam Chand, His Excellency Mr Zakaria AHMAD, High Commissioner for Brunei Darussalam, Jacqui Walshe, The Walshe Group and Victor Sharan, Royal Brunei Airlines Regional Director Australasia


Royal Brunei Airlines has inaugurated flights between Brisbane and Brunei making the Australian city the airline’s newest international destination and offering streamlined connections from Brisbane to London, Dubai, TokyoManila Jakarta and Seoul.


Royal Brunei Airlines celebrated its second Australian route with a reception at Brisbane City Hall for 100 travel industry guests and partner companies. The airline also operates daily Boeing 787 Dreamliner services between Melbourne and Brunei.


Chief Executive Officer Karam Chand said the carrier was delighted to add Brisbane to its growing international network.  


“Brisbane city becomes our 25th destination opening new tourism gateways in both directions and offering attractive new travel opportunities for Queenslanders and guests from throughout our network,” he said.


“In addition to our outbound flights, Queensland is a very popular tourism destination and we are delighted to introduce one-stop inbound services from United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, East Asia and South East Asia to Brisbane,” Mr Chand added.


Ali Hazara (Bamyan Air Travels), Melvyn Almeida (Airline Marketing), Karam Chand (CEO Royal Brunei), Ram Chhabra (Group Managing Director CVFR Travel Group), Nidhi Menroy (MD CVFR Consolidation Services), His Excellency Mr Zakaria AHMAD


The inauguration of new Brisbane services follows Royal Brunei’s recent fleet addition of the Airbus A320 NEO type.  The next generation longer range, single aisle aircraft is a key enabler in the airline’s plans to achieve international route expansion. 


Effective from 11 July, Royal Brunei Airlines will also offer Brisbane guests one of the quickest one-stop flights to London (total flying time 21 hours 50 minutes).


Departing four times weekly (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday) the service will be operated by the airline’s new Airbus A320 NEO aircraft connecting in Brunei to non-stop Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner services to London and Dubai and short-haul flights to Tokyo, Manila Jakarta and Seoul (also operated by the Airbus A320 NEO aircraft type).


On board all Royal Brunei flights, guests experience the very best of Bruneian signature hospitality flying on one of the world’s youngest airline fleets. Royal Brunei Airlines’ aircraft have an average fleet age of two years.


Royal Brunei’s A320 NEO aircraft are configured with 12 Business Class, 18 Preferred Economy and 120 Economy all premium leather ergonomic seats. 


Denis Collins (Manager Discover Travel & Cruise) and Kim Tomlinson (Queensland Business Development Queensland, Travellers Choice)


Guests enjoy personal in-seat television with more than 1,000 on demand entertainment movies, television and music programmes.  Personal power outlets are also a feature of every seat.


Royal Brunei’s 787 Dreamliner aircraft are configured with 18 Business Class fully flat beds, 52 Preferred Economy and 184 Economy seats.  All seats also include personal in-seat television, on demand access to the airline’s exceptional entertainment range and personal power outlets.


The airline also offers a generous checked luggage allowance of 30kg for economy class guests and 40kg for business class guests in addition to 7kg carry on.  Additional complimentary allowances apply for those travelling with sporting equipment such as skiing, angling, surfing, cycling and cricket gear.


Flight BI10 from Brisbane to Brunei’s capital Bandar Seri Begawan will depart Brisbane International Airport at 4.10pm four times weekly (flying time 7 hours 20 minutes) arriving same day at 9.30pm.  Connecting flights to London (connection time 1 hour 25 min) depart Brunei at 10.55pm (flying time 14 hours 50 minutes) arriving at London Heathrow at 6.25am next day.


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Published: 15 July 2019

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