Royal Brunei Airlines returns to Brisbane

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Royal Brunei Airlines (RB) will recommence a route from Bandar Seri Begawan to Brisbane Airport with the launch of a weekly-route from 11 June 2019.

The carrier will operate the service utilising its fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliners and Airbus A320neo. Brisbane was the second city in Australia that RB flew to in 1994 via Darwin, whilst its inaugural direct flight was operated in 1997 but suspended in 2011.

RB chief executive officer, Karam Chand said: “RB is delighted to recommence services to Brisbane, a very popular destination for Bruneians and guests from our expanding route network.

“We have very good connections from United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, East Asia and South East Asia to/from Brisbane.”

Queensland Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk said securing flights to Brisbane with the international carrier was a “win” for the state.

Brisbane Airport Corporate chief executive officer, Gert-Jan de Graaff added the commencement of RB is another step in the growth of Brisbane’s’ ASEAN network.

He added: “It is great to welcome Royal Brunei Airlines as Brisbane Airport’s 34th international airline and Bandar Seri Begawan as our 33rd international destination.

“RB has been a long friend of Brisbane and it is great we will now have further access into the UK and ASEAN. Importantly, these new direct links will also expand tourism, business and trade opportunities between Queensland and Brunei.”