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Roundup of Royal Brunei Airlines happenings.

Royal Brunei Airlines (RB) held an official launch of its first ever non- stop flight to London with a blessing ceremony on 27 October, 2018 at Brunei International Airport. Present as the Guest of Honour and to officiate the launch was Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Hj Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah, Minister of Finance II and Chairman, RB Board of Directors; Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awg Abdul Mutalib Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Hj Mohammad Yusof, Minister of Communications; His Excellency Mr Richard Lindsay, British High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam and Mr Karam Chand, RB’s Chief Executive Officer.

At London Heathrow, guests departing on the inaugural evening London-Brunei flight were greeted with cupcakes and festivities at check-in. RB cabin crew wore the Simpur – Brunei’s national flower, and took part in a Royal Brunei video and photoshoot. A celebration to mark this milestone route launch was also held at The Gherkin, London’s most instantly recognisable iconic tower, the following day.



RB signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) on 15 November, 2018 to collaborate and stimulate the inflow of visitors between Brunei and Kuching and vice versa from RB’s network.

The MOA was signed by Mr Karam Chand, RB’s Chief Executive Officer and Puan Sharzede Datuk Hj Salleh Askor, STB’s Chief Executive Officer. Present to witness the signing and exchange of the MOA documents were Guest of Honour, Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Ali bin Apong, Brunei’s Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism and Yang Berhormat Datuk Haji Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, Sarawak Minister for Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports.


RB participated in the annual World Travel Market (WTM) 2018 in London from 5 -7 November, 2018 to promote its London Non-stop. RB also hosted a reception on the second day of WTM for their trade and business partners. This year’s WTM was held at ExCeL London.


Team RB participated in the nation-wide celebration at Taman Sir Muda Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien in Bandar Seri Begawan on 20 November, 2018.


RB took part in the launch of Brunei December Festival held at Taman Sir Muda Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien in Bandar Seri Begawan on 2 December, 2018. The festival was launched by His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam who also visited RB’s camp. The month-long inaugural festival was held to provide tourism activities and fun for both residents and visitors.


RB held an official launch of its inaugural flight to Taipei with a thanksgiving and blessing ceremony on 3 December, 2018 at Brunei International Airport. The flight was operated with a special livery A320NEO aircraft which showcased the very best of Brunei Tourism.

The inaugural flight from Brunei landed in Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport with a water cannon salute on arrival at 1:45 pm. RB’s delegation, led by Mr Martin Aeberli, RB’s Chief Commercial Officer, together with 48 Bruneian students attending the 2018 Compatriot Youth Taiwan Tour to explore the local culture, was greeted with a welcoming ceremony.

A dinner reception was held to celebrate the inaugural flight with RB’s business partners and was attended by RB Brand Ambassador, Wu Chun, China Airlines representatives, travel and tour agents, and airport officials at Sheraton Grand Taipei Hotel.

The thrice weekly flights to Taipei will be operated using RB’s new fleet of A320NEO aircraft.


Nine winners were picked for Royal Skies (RS) November draw of its Million Miles Campaign. Exclusively for Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam (BIBD), Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) and Baiduri Bank cardholders, RS members who convert their bank points to a minimum of 5,000 miles from 1 November, 2018 to 28 February, 2019 will be eligible for a monthly lucky draw. The winners for November 2018 were:
• Eustolia Santiago Tuazon – won 100k Royal Skies Miles
• Noorazarina A Ibrahim – won 50k Royal Skies Miles
• Pg Kamarulzaman Pg Ali – won 20k Royal Skies Miles
• Siok Tuan Ang – won 20k Royal Skies Miles
• Md Zain Jumat – won 20k Royal Skies Miles
• Hafizah Azhar – won 10k Royal Skies Miles
• Saiful Azmi Husain – won 10k Royal Skies Miles
• Viviyanti Ali – won 10k Royal Skies Miles
• Marilyn Abdullah Graeme – won 10k Royal Skies Miles

Present at the ceremony were Awang Hanif Abdullah, Head of Commercial and System Support; Mr James Millet, Head of Digital & Marketing and Ms April Chu, Manager, Loyalty.

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