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Roundup of Royal Brunei Airlines happenings.

ROYAL SKIES STARTS REBRANDING JOURNEY

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Royal Skies Starts Rebranding Journey 01
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Royal Skies, RB’s frequent flyer programme, has launched its very own rebranding journey with a gala event on 13 September, 2014. Guest of honour was Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Hamzah Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Abdullah, Minister of Communications. Also in attendance was Dato Paduka Awang Hj Bahrin Abdullah, Chairman of RB. Other guests included international and local Royal Skies Elite members, RB stakeholders, business partners and the media.

Royal Skies launched a new design for its membership cards with new benefits and privileges. Elite Gold card members will benefit immediately from non-expiring of miles and complimentary Elite Gold status extension. In addition, eligibility to earn miles will be extended to a wider variety of fare categories benefiting members in all tiers. Within months, Royal Skies members can look forward to instant flight redemptions, ability to purchase tickets using cash and miles, and redemptions at participating Royal Skies Partners.

A new heritage-inspired uniform collection for Commercial, Royal Skies and Ground staff was also showcased at the gala event.

At the conclusion of the evening, awards were presented by Royal Skies to a number of loyal Elite members.


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RB RETURNS TO HO CHI MINH CITY
RB launched its 4 times weekly flight to Ho Chi Minh City on 17 October, 2014 with same day launch for its local office. RB’s Deputy Chairman, Dermot Mannion; DEKS Air Group CEO, Daniel Sin as well as Roslan Yacub as representative of Brunei’s embassy in Vietnam officiated the office’s opening. A similar event was also held at the same day at Brunei International Airport attended by His Excellency Nguyen Truong Giang, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Vietnam in Brunei.

In conjunction with the launch, Dermot Mannion and Daniel Sin were present at the arrival of RB’s first flight to Ho Chi Minh City to greet passengers with traditional Vietnamese Bamboo hats and flower garlands.


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THE GREAT RACE
RB organised its first charity run “The Great Race” on 19 October, 2014. A total of 3,500 participants registered for the run, including 18 corporate teams. Present as Guest of Honour was RB’s Chairman, Yang Mulia Dato Paduka Hj Bahrin bin Abdullah, who presented medals and prizes to winners.

Team DST emerged champions for both the Male and Female Corporate Team categories. Sefli Ahar and Bryony Cameron-Smith finished as champions for the 10KM Male and Female categories respectively, whilst Sahminan Mohamad Salleh and Vanesa Lobb were champions for the 5KM Male and Female categories respectively.

Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam (BIBD) was the official Bank Partner. BIBD actively supports the welfare of Bruneian society through organising and supporting research and development activities, youth empowerment programmes and social causes. Through the Bank’s flagship CSR initiative ALAF (Advocating Life-Long Learning for an Aspiring Future) programme, BIBD hopes to align its aspirations towards His Majesty’s 2035 vision that will see nations’s assets, its human resource, skilled and knowledgeable, ultimately achieving a 100 per cent level of education and over time, reduce poverty in Brunei.


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EID AL-ADHA WITH STATE MUFTI’S OFFICE
RB organised an annual Eid Al-Adha or Feast of The Sacrifice event with Brunei’s State Mufti’s Office on 8 October, 2014 where donations were presented to families in need.


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RB HOSTS 26TH INTER-AIRLINE MANAGEMENT GOLF TOURNAMENT
RB hosted the annual 26th Inter-Airline Management Golf Tournament (IAMGT) on 28 September, 2014. This year’s tournament was joined by four airlines: Royal Brunei Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Malaysia Airlines and Thai Airways. Champion for this year’s IAMGT was Malaysia Airlines followed by Royal Brunei Airlines as 1st Runner Up.

 

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