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RBA again flying to Brisbane
Published on: Thursday, July 18, 2019

Kota Kinabalu: Royal Brunei Airlines (RB) marked a new milestone with the return of its non-stop services to Brisbane, Australia on July 10.

“RB is delighted to recommence our services to Brisbane for the first time since 2011. This is a very significant milestone that we are incredibly proud of and continues our measured and strategic growth objective that started in 2018.

“The new direct link will no doubt benefit our guests with a seamless travel as we have very good connections from United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, Northeast Asia and Southeast Asia to/from Brisbane.

“We hope these will encourage our guests to take advantage of our single and dual destination packages in all the cities we serve. With one of the youngest fleet of any airline in the world, our guests will also experience the very best of Bruneian hospitality on board our all new game changing A320Neo aircraft,” said Karam Chand, RB Chief Executive Officer during the official launch at Collaboration Hub, RB Campus.

He said serving Brisbane will strategically position RB as the key player on the Kangaroo route in the important UK-Australia market.

“Coupled with our daily non-stop route between London Heathrow and Brunei, it allows us to open and entirely different part of Australia to our guests in addition to our daily Melbourne flight which has already proved very popular.

“We are delighted to offer our Bruneian, UK and other guests from our expanding route network as additional Australia travel destinations where they will find many attractions and activities on offer in Brisbane city and its surround,” he added.

RB has aligned its business plans to support economic diversification strategy in line with Brunei Vision 2035.

Last year was a record year where tourist arrivals by air grew 7.4 per cent year-on-year from 258,955 in 2017 to 278,136 visitors in 2018. In that year, the number of tourist arrivals from Australia increased by 12.8 per cent.

The reintroduction of RB’s direct flight to the third largest city in Australia is projected to boost visitor numbers from Australia to Brunei further and help RB achieve the national objective of delivering 500,000 visitors by 2021.

RB flies four times weekly to Brisbane.

 



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