Southeast Asia’s First Dreamliner Delivered To Royal Brunei Airlines

Royal Brunei Airlines is celebrating the delivery of Southeast Asia’s first Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Registered V8-DLA, the new aircraft departed the Boeing factory in Everett on Wednesday evening for a 6,540 nautical miles (12,112 kilometer) non-stop flight to Bandar Seri Begawan.   Like most operators of the type, the airline has adopted a 2-class configuration with … Continue reading

Royal Brunei Airlines Expands Australian Network With Melbourne Flights

Royal Brunei Airlines has announced it will expand its flight network in Australia with the addition of flights to a third city from 29 March 2011. The airline will launch a new 4 times weekly service to Melbourne, complementing its existing flights to Brisbane and Sydney.    Flight BI 053 will depart Bandar Seri Begawan at 2200 hrs … Continue reading

Royal Brunei Airlines To Get B777s From SIA

Royal Brunei Airlines has confirmed it is to lease 6 Boeing 777-200ER aircraft from fellow Southeast Asian carrier Singapore Airlines. The jets will be used to replace its current fleet of 6 Boeing 767-300ER aircraft currently operating medium- and long-haul routes, with the first aircraft due to be delivered later this month.   Each B777-200ER will … Continue reading

Vietnam Airlines, Royal Brunei Launch New Routes To Shanghai

Southeast Asian carriers Vietnam Airlines and Royal Brunei Airlines have launched new routes from their home markets to Shanghai, in anticipation of increased demand for travel to the city with the upcoming 2010 World Expo. Vietnam Airlines currently operate services to and from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, while Royal Brunei connects Shanghai (Pudong) with its Bandar Seri Begawan base. … Continue reading