Royal Brunei Reviews
Royal Brunei Reviews
Royal Brunei Airlines Sdn Bhd (Malay: Penerbangan DiRaja Brunei, Jawi: ﻓﻧﺭﺑﺎڠن ﺩﻴﺮﺍﺝ ﺑﺮﻮﻧﻲ), or RBA, is the flag carrier airline of the Sultanate of Brunei, headquartered in the RBA Plaza in Bandar Seri Begawan. It is wholly owned by the government of Brunei. Its hub is Brunei International Airport in Berakas, just to the north of Bandar Seri Begawan, the capital of Brunei.
Formed in 1974 with an initial fleet of two aircraft, serving Singapore, Hong Kong, Kota Kinabalu and Kuching, Royal Brunei Airlines now operates a fleet of 10 aircraft to 14 destinations in Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and Australia. On 6 November 2013, Royal Brunei Airlines outlines plans to offer a “100% Dreamliner service” on all of its long haul routes. The airline also begins to eye at Southern India for its next airline expansion. Royal Brunei Airlines, which operates four Airbus A320s and two Airbus A319s as of November 2013, also seeks to expand its short-haul aircraft fleet to “double digits”. The airline looks at plans to purchase current-generation Boeing 737s and Airbus A320s. These soon-to-be acquired short-haul aircraft may also be used on flights to Australia as part of its future expansion plan. As the sale of alcohol is forbidden in Brunei, Royal Brunei does not serve alcohol on board its flights. Passengers are however, permitted to bring along their own alcohol for consumption on board. All inflight meals served are halal. Sky Show is Royal Brunei Airline’s in-flight entertainment system based on the Thales Group i-4000 series. Royal Skies is the loyalty programme of Royal Brunei Airlines. Launched in May 2003, members will earn actual miles on every eligible Royal Brunei Airlines’ flight or by utilising the products and/or services of Royal Skies Partners. Royal Skies membership does not expire as long as there is at least one activity recorded in the member’s account within a period of three years. Royal Brunei subsidiaries are companies that are involved in the non-core businesses supporting its aviation business activities such as Royal Brunei Catering, which operates the flight kitchen at Brunei International Airport and Royal Brunei Engineering which provides maintenance and overhaul of aircraft.
Royal Brunei Airlines won ‘Best Foreign Airline’ award in the category “Award For Best Airlines” at the Sabah Tourism Awards 2011.