Airlines Royal Brunei Airlines announces non-stop London flights

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Royal Brunei Airlines has announced its plans to launch daily ultra-long-haul operations between Brunei and London-Heathrow.

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Starting October 28, 2018, Royal Brunei Airlines will directly connect the Nation of Brunei with UK´s capital. The airline will use Boeing 787 Dreamliners, which can accommodate 254 passengers in a two-class configuration. With the new routing, travellers save up to 3.5 hours to/from Brunei and 5.3 hours to/from Melbourne.

Karam Chand, RB Chief Executive Officer, commented: “The introduction of RB’s non-stop flight to London Heathrow will be a significant milestone as for the first time Brunei and England will be seamlessly connected by a direct air link. With the strong cultural, economic and political ties between the two Countries, it is only natural to provide the seamless non-stop connection. [...]"

Currently, the flight makes a stopover in Dubai. Due to the strong passenger demand for a direct route, Royal Brunei now decided to directly connect the two cities and by October cease the Dubai-London-Dubai route. However, Royal Brunei will start a Brunei-Dubai-Brunei service from October 29, 2018.

"The non-stop flights will also be an enabler for increasing tourism from UK and Europe. We have had a record 2017 for visitor arrivals and the initiatives such as the London direct, additional Seoul flights, China charter flights and to be announced new markets will play a pivotal role in getting half a million visitors to our Shores by 2021,” Chand added.

Flight BI003 will depart Brunei at 00:15 and will arrive at London-Heathrow at 06:50. The approximate flight duration will be 14 hours. The return flight will take-off from London-Heathrow at 17:05 and will land at Brunei on 14:40 the day after.

Royal Brunei Airlines is the national flag carrier of Brunei Darussalam. The carrier is headquartered in Bandar Seri Begawan and operates a fleet of ten aircraft, including five Airbus A320s and four Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners. The carrier expects to receive its first Airbus A320neo very soon.

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