Royal Brunei Airlines

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Royal Brunei Airlines is an airline based in Brunei Bandar Seri Begawan and based on the Brunei International Airport.

History

In November 1974, the airline purchased two Boeing 737, with whom she recorded the flight service from the then new Brunei International Airport to Singapore on 14 April 1975. In the same year came as more destinations Hong Kong, Kota Kinabalu and Kuching added. A year later, Manila and Bangkok in 1977 added as a target. As in 1980, another Boeing 737 came to the Fleet, was in 1981 and the flight operations to Kuala Lumpur are included. Other new targets were 1983 Darwin ( Australia) and 1984 Jakarta.

1985 heralded the airline a new era with the purchase of three Boeing 757. Now also flights were carried out in distant countries. So in 1986 and 1988 Taipei Dubai were added.

Since the airline grew rapidly, Boeing 767 -300ER have been bought and sold the machines of the type 737 in 1990. A machine of this type of Royal Brunei set a new world record in which they flew 17 hours and 55 minutes non-stop from Boeing factories in Seattle to Nairobi to Brunei. With the new aircraft targets in Europe could now be flown, the first destination was Frankfurt am Main. Gatwick in London came during the year added yet, but instead Heathrow was approached in the following year.

1992 first came to Jeddah route network. The following year, an Airbus A340 was delivered in the colors of Royal Brunei, but he served the Sultanate of Brunei only as a government machine. In the same year came as new destinations Abu Dhabi, Zurich, Beijing and Bahrain added. In the following years were more goals in the Asian region (eg Osaka, Calcutta, Yangon and Shanghai), in Australia (Brisbane ) and the Middle East (Kuwait) served. To do business in regional air traffic, the airline bought in 1996 two Fokker 100s

Due to the Asian crisis in the late 1990s, there was, like other Asian airlines even with Royal Brunei to a decline in bookings. This led to a restriction of the route network and fleet. In 2007, the airline introduced its connections to Frankfurt gradually completely. The airline justified this by restructuring.

On October 3, 2013 Royal Brunei Airlines received its first of five Boeing 787-8, at the same time a new corporate design was introduced with the.

Destinations

Royal Brunei Airlines mainly serves destinations in the Middle East, Asia and Oceania, such as Dubai, Singapore, Jeddah and Brisbane as well as present only goal in Europe London. They also have partnerships with Malaysia Airlines and Thai Airways.

Fleet

As of January 2014 the fleet of Royal Brunei Airlines consists of ten aircraft:

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