Royal Brunei Airlines to restart Brisbane service

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Royal Brunei Airlines will restart its flights between Brunei and Brisbane in June 2019. The flag carrier of Brunei will offer a four times weekly service, which will be operated by the airline’s brand new Airbus A320neo aircraft.

It is great to welcome Royal Brunei Airlines as Brisbane Airport’s 34th international airline and Bandar Seri Begawan as our 33rd international destination. […] Importantly, these new direct links will also expand tourism, business and trade opportunities between Queensland and Brunei. It is also great that new longer-range narrow-body aircraft such as the A320neo are now able to make direct flights into Brisbane more viable than ever, an opportunity we are working to expand on going into the future. Gert-Jan de Graaff, CEO Brisbane Airport Corporate

Brisbane was the second city in Australia that Royal Brunei Airlines flew to in 1994 via Darwin. In 1997, the airline operated its inaugural nonstop flight between Brunei’s capital Bandar Seri Begawan and Brisbane. However, the service was suspended in 2011.

Royal Brunei Airlines’ network covers a number of destinations in Asia. Furthermore, the airline offers flights to Dubai, Jeddah and London Heathrow. Brisbane will be its second destination in Australia, after Melbourne, in its current flight schedule.

Long-haul services are operated by a fleet of five Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft. Airbus A320neo, as well as Airbus A320ceo airplanes, are also part of the airline’s fleet.