Royal Brunei Airlines is wholly owned by the government of Brunei and has been since the company originated on 18th November 1974. Their first commercial flight took place on 14th May 1975 from Brunei to Singapore, with further departures to Eastern Malaysia and Hong Kong taking place on the same day. The purchase of a third aircraft in 1980 led to an expansion of routes offering passengers the ability to fly to Australia. A distinctive new logo and aircraft livery was revealed in May 2012, immediately recognizable by the deep yellow color. Pleased to be the national flag carrier of Brunei Darussalam, the airline's hub is based at Brunei International Airport.
From an initial fleet of only two Boeing 737 aircraft, Royal Brunei Airlines now boasts ten modern aeroplanes flying to 17 destinations, including London, Dubai, Melbourne, and Jeddah. The airline was the first company to operate the B787 Dreamliner with its flight to Singapore on the 18th October 2013.
An indication of the popularity of Royal Brunei Airlines is their nomination in the British Travel Awards 2017 for the category of Best Eastbound Long Haul Airline. This reflects their commitment to providing a restful on-board experience and tranquil flight, emphasising their distinguished high-class passenger service. The Skylounge at Brunei International Airport, exclusive to first class and business class passengers, creates a relaxing atmosphere in which to begin an unforgettable journey.
Royal Brunei Airlines recognizes that safety and comfort are uppermost in the minds of their satisfied passengers, and uses state of the art technology to confidently take its place as one of the world's most popular and dynamic providers of flights to and from South East Asia and around the globe.
Royal Brunei Airlines operates an enviable frequent flyers program by the name of Royal Skies. The elite levels of Silver and Gold offer a range of attractive benefits. These include free pre-purchase preferred seating, increased luggage allowance and access to airport lounges.
Whether choosing to fly economy or business class, a relaxing journey is assured. Economy provides ergonomic, comfortable seats, spacious leg room and a comprehensive entertainment system. Upgrade to Business Class and enjoy contour seats that can fully recline to a perfectly flat bed and a larger touchscreen monitor showing the latest Hollywood movies, music and TV series.
Seating: Preferred seating can be pre-purchased when booking; this option is free to Gold and Silver members of the Royal Skies program.
Check-in: Passengers in possession of e-tickets are able to check in from 48 hours up to 60 minutes prior to departure. Gates close between two and four hours before take-off, depending on your destination.
Luggage Allowance: The standard weight included in the price of the flight is 30 kg in Economy Class and 40 kg in Business Class. It is possible to pre-purchase an increase in the allowance at the time of booking.
Food and Drinks: Complimentary Halal meals are served during the flight, but passengers should note that alcoholic beverages are not available.