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Published on November 03, 2019 with No Comments

Roundup of Royal Brunei Airlines happenings.

RB officially received the Skytrax 4-Star Airline Rating Award from the UK-based leading international air transport rating organisation on 23 September, 2019. The award was presented to Mr Karam Chand, RB CEO by Mr Edward Plaisted, Skytrax CEO, during a handover ceremony held at the The Empire Hotel and Country Club, Brunei Darussalam.

Present as the guest of honour was Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Hj Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah, Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office who is also the Minister of Finance and Economy II and the Chairman of RB Board of Directors, RB Board Members, and RB staff from Brunei and Outstation Offices to celebrate the momentous achievement.

RB and the National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (NFABD) signed a partnership agreement on 17 September, 2019. Present as guest of honour and to witness the signing was His Royal Highness Pengiran Bendahara Seri Maharaja Permaisuara Pengiran Muda Haji Sufri Bolkiah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, President of NFABD. Also present was Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Hj Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah, Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office who is also the Minister of Finance and Economy II and Chairman of RB Board of Directors.

Under the agreement, RB is the official airline for NFABD and will be supporting NFABD with special fares for the players and officials on official duties. Signing the agreement on behalf of RB were Mr Karam Chand, RB CEO and Mr Martin Aeberli, RB Chief Commercial Officer. Signing on behalf of NFABD were Pg Hj Aliudin Pg Hj Tajudin, Executive Committee and Pg Anak Sofian Pg Anak Hj Ibrahim, General Secretary.

The Royal Brunei FLYBOYS football team took part in the annual ASEAN Pilots League (APL) 8-a-side football tournament in Taipei from 11 to 12 October, 2019. Present at the Brunei International Airport to bid the team farewell was Captain Dzulfadli Khairul Abidin Hj Arpan Shahbudin, RB’s Assistant Chief Pilot (Technical & Administration) – Boeing. The RB FLYBOYS team comprised of pilots from both the Airbus and Boeing fleets led by Captain Azman Hanif. The APL started in 2009 as an avenue for aviators in the region to get together and bond over a game of football. ASEAN Airlines participating in this year’s APL are teams from Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Vietnam Airlines and Air Asia.

RB has been awarded a 5-Star Rating in the Major Airline category by the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX), US. The prestigious 5-star accolade, the highest level in its tier, was presented to RB on 9 September, 2019, at the 2020 APEX Official Airline Ratings™ honours ceremony in Los Angeles, USA, attended by the world’s leading airlines. Using a five-star scale, more than one million flights were rated by passengers across nearly 600 airlines from around the world between July 2018 and June 2019. This is the first airline rating programme based solely on certified passenger feedback. APEX has represented the world’s leading airlines, suppliers and related companies and, with its members, continues to elevate the passenger experience for four decades.

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