Royal Brunei Airlines to commence nonstop London and Dubai services in Oct-2018

    Royal Brunei Airlines announced (21-May-2018) plans to commence daily BruneiLondon Heathrow service, effective 28-Oct-2018, and four times weekly BruneiDubai service, effective 29-Oct-2018. The nonstop services will replace Brunei-Dubai-London Heathrow service. The changes will mark the first nonstop service between Brunei and the UK. The new service is expected to reduce travel time between Brunei and London by 3.5 hours and between Melbourne and London by 5.3 hours. The airline also updated its Melbourne schedule to improve long haul connections, subject to slot clearance and government approvals. The carrier stated: “The through flight via Dubai has served us well however with the demand for more direct routing from our guests, it becomes an important commercial imperative to provide that”. The nonstop operation is also expected to enable growth in tourism to Brunei from the UK and EuropeRoyal Brunei CEO Karam Chand said: “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″. The airline plans to announce “more product and service innovations” in 2018. [more – original PR]