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Encyclopedia > Royal Brunei Airlines
Royal Brunei Airlines
IATA
BI
ICAO
RBA
Callsign
BRUNEI
Founded 1974
Hubs Brunei International Airport
Frequent flyer program Royal Skies
Member lounge Sky Lounge
Alliance Asia Miles
Fleet size 10
Destinations 22
Headquarters Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
Key people Ray Sayer (CEO)
Website: http://www.bruneiair.com
Royal Brunei Airlines Boeing 767-300 in the take off queue at London Heathrow Airport
Royal Brunei Airlines Boeing 767-300 in the take off queue at London Heathrow Airport

Royal Brunei Airlines (Malay: Penerbangan DiRaja Brunei, Jawi: ﻓﻧﺭﺑﺎڠن ﺩﻴﺮﺍﺝ ﺑﺮﻮﻧﻲ), or RBA, is the flag carrier airline of the Sultanate of Brunei. It is wholly owned by the Government of Brunei. Its home base is the Brunei International Airport in Berakas, just to the north of the capital city of Brunei, Bandar Seri Begawan. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... IATA airline designators, sometimes called IATA reservation codes, are two-character codes assigned by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to the worlds airlines in accordance with the provisions of Resolution 762. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with ICAO airline code. ... Most airlines employ a distinctive and internationally recognised call sign that is normally spoken during airband radio transmissions as a prefix to the flight number. ... An airline hub is an airport that an airline uses as a transfer point to get passengers to their intended destination. ... Brunei International Airport is the primary airport in the nation of Brunei. ... Membership cards of FFP This article is about airline frequent flyer programs. ... The lounge at ZRH, Switzerland An airport lounge is a lounge owned by a particular airline (or jointly operated by several carriers). ... An airline alliance is an agreement between two or more airlines to cooperate for the foreseeable future on a substantial level. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brunei. ... Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque Bandar Seri Begawan, estimated population 46,229 (1991), is the capital and the royal town of the Sultanate of Brunei. ... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1843x1348, 271 KB)Royal Brunei Airlines Boeing 767-300 (V8-RBG) in the take-off queue at London (Heathrow) Airport. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1843x1348, 271 KB)Royal Brunei Airlines Boeing 767-300 (V8-RBG) in the take-off queue at London (Heathrow) Airport. ... The Boeing 767 is a commercial passenger airplane manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... Heathrow redirects here. ... For other uses, see Flag carrier (disambiguation). ... An Airbus A380 of Emirates Airline An airline provides air transport services for passengers or freight. ... A sultan (Arabic: سلطان) is an Islamic monarch ruling under the terms of shariah. ... Brunei International Airport is the primary airport in the nation of Brunei. ... Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque Bandar Seri Begawan, estimated population 46,229 (1991), is the capital and the royal town of the Sultanate of Brunei. ...

Contents

History

Pre-Independence

Royal Brunei Airlines was established on 18 November 1974 with two Boeing 737s.The airline's first flight was on 14 April 1975 from the new Brunei International Airport to Singapore. Flights to the then British colony of Hong Kong and the city of Kota Kinabalu and Kuching in East Malaysia/Malaysian Borneo started the same day. Early route expansion included services to Manila, Philippines in 1976, and Bangkok, Thailand in 1977. is the 322nd day of the year (323rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... The Boeing 737 is an American short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body jet airliner. ... is the 104th day of the year (105th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Brunei International Airport is the primary airport in the nation of Brunei. ... Nickname: Location in Malaysia and Sabah Country State Settled by BNBC 1882 Declared capital of North Borneo 1946 Granted city status February 2, 2000 Government  - Mayor Datuk Illiyas Ibrahim Area  - City 351 km²  (136 sq mi) Population (2007)  - City 532 129 [2]  - Density 1,516/km² (3,913/sq mi... Kuching is the capital of the East Malaysian State of Sarawak. ... East Malaysia comprises Sabah and Sarawak East Malaysia consists of the Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak, located on the island of Borneo to the east, across the South China Sea from Peninsular Malaysia which is located on the Malay Peninsula. ... East Malaysia contains Sabah and Sarawak East Malaysia consists of the Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak, located on the island of Borneo to the east, across the South China Sea from West Malaysia which is located on the Malay Peninsula. ... For the capital city of the Philippines, see Manila. ... Location within in Thailand Coordinates: , Country Settled Ayutthaya Period Founded as capital 21 April 1782 Government  - Type Special administrative area  - Governer Apirak Kosayothin Area  - City 1,568. ...


Royal Brunei acquired a third Boeing 737 in 1980, allowing the airline to reach Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in 1981 and Darwin, Australia, in 1983. Nickname: Motto: Maju dan makmur (English: Progress and Prosper) Location in Malaysia Coordinates: , Country State Establishment 1857 Granted city status 1974 Government  - Mayor (Datuk Bandar) Datuk Abdul Hakim Borhan From 14 December 2006 Area  - Total 243. ... Port Darwin redirects here. ...


From Independence

After independence from the United Kingdom on 1 January 1984, services commenced to Jakarta, Indonesia, on the 3rd of January, thus linking all the other five capital cities of ASEAN to Brunei. is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Jakarta (also DKI Jakarta), is the capital and largest city of Indonesia. ... ASEAN[1], pronounced // (AH-SEE-AHN) in English, or the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, is a geo-political and economic organization of 10 countries located in Southeast Asia, which was formed on August 8, 1967 by Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand[2] as a display of solidarity...


Three Boeing 757 aircraft were purchased in the mid 1980s to enable the airline to expand to Taipei in 1986, and Dubai, United Arab Emirates in 1988. In 1990, Royal Brunei began their first flight to Europe when they started services to Frankfurt, Germany, via Bangkok and Dubai. Services to London Gatwick Airport commenced in 1990 via Singapore and Dubai, and changed to London Heathrow Airport in 1991. Also in 1991 routes opened to Perth, Western Australia, and to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, via Dubai. The Boeing 757 is an American short to medium range commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... Nickname: Coordinates: , Country Region City seat Xinyi District (信義區) Government  - Mayor Hau Lung-bin (KMT)1 E9 Area  - City 271. ... Coordinates: , Emirate Government  - Emir Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Area [1]  - Metro 4,114 km² (1,588. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Frankfurt (disambiguation). ... Gatwick Airport (IATA: LGW, ICAO: EGKK) is Londons second largest airport and the second busiest airport in the United Kingdom after Heathrow. ... Heathrow redirects here. ... Location of Perth within Australia This article is about the metropolitan area of Perth, Western Australia. ... , Nickname: Location of Jeddah Coordinates: , Country Province Established 500+ BC Government  - Mayor Adil Faqeeh  - City Governor Mishal Al-Saud  - Provincial Governor Khalid al Faisal Area  - City 1,320 km²  (509. ...


Rapid Expansion

With the airline's rapid expansion the 737s were sold and Boeing 767 aircraft bought. The delivery of the first Boeing 767 broke a world record when it flew 17 hours and 55 minutes non stop from the Boeing company in Seattle to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya, on its way to Brunei. Seven more 767s were delivered, taking the fleet to eight 767s and two Boeing 757s (One of the 757s were sold off to fund the purchase of the new 767s). American Airlines Boeing 767-300 at Gatwick Airport, England. ... The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA, TYO: 7661) is a major aerospace and defense corporation, originally founded by William Edward Boeing. ... Seattle redirects here. ... Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, (IATA: NBO, ICAO: HKJK) formerly called Nairobi International Airport is one of Kenyas large aviation facilities and East Africas busiest airport. ... Nairobi (pronounced IPA: ) is the capital and largest city of Kenya. ...


In March 1993, Abu Dhabi was added to the route network and flights to Frankfurt and Jeddah were routed through Abu Dhabi instead of Dubai. Bali was the second Indonesian city to be added to the network in May of the same year. Flights to the third destination in Europe, Zürich, commenced in August 1993 via Kuala Lumpur and another new destination Bahrain. Before the end of the year, services to Beijing, China (October), and Cairo, Egypt (November), via Kuala Lumpur and Bahrain, were inaugurated. Royal Brunei sold its last Boeing 737-200s to Aloha Airlines of Hawaii in 1993. Abu Dhabi or Abu Zaby (Arabic language: أبوظبي) is the largest of the seven emirates that comprise the United Arab Emirates and was also the largest of the former Trucial States. ... This article is about the Indonesian island. ... For other uses of Zurich, see Zurich (disambiguation). ... Peking redirects here. ... For other uses, see Cairo (disambiguation). ... The Boeing 737 is an American short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body jet airliner. ... Aloha Airlines (IATA: AQ, ICAO: AAH, and Callsign: Aloha) is an airline headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii USA. It operates extensive scheduled services within the Hawaiian Islands, and between Hawaii and the West Coast of the United States. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ...


The growth of the network continued in 1994. The delivery of two Fokker 50 aircraft were used to start services to Miri and Labuan in East Malaysia of the same year. Flights to Brisbane, Australia, and Osaka, Japan, commenced the same year in June and December respectively (the Brisbane service was initially routed via Darwin but later upgraded to a nonstop flight). The desire to link all the major Oil and Gas cities on Borneo saw the addition of Balikpapan to the route network in December. The Fokker 50 is a turboprop-powered airliner, designed as a refinement of and successor to the highly successful Fokker F27 Friendship. ... For other uses, see Miri (disambiguation). ... Motto: Coordinates: Country Malaysia State Wilayah Persekutuan Made into Federal Territory 16 April 1984 Government  - Administered by Perbadanan Labuan Labuan Corporation  - Chairman Datuk Suhaili Abdul Rahman Area  - City 92 km²  (35. ... For other uses, see Brisbane (disambiguation). ... Osaka )   is a city in Japan, located at the mouth of the Yodo River on Osaka Bay, in the Kansai region of the main island of HonshÅ«. The city is the capital of Osaka Prefecture. ... Pumpjack pumping an oil well near Lubbock, Texas Ignacy Łukasiewicz - creator of the process of refining of kerosene from crude oil. ... Borneo is the third largest island in the world and is located at the centre of Maritime Southeast Asia. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ...

Royal Brunei Airlines Boeing 767-300 landing
Royal Brunei Airlines Boeing 767-300 landing

In 1995, services began to Kolkata (Calcutta), India, via Singapore and then on towards Dubai. Two Dornier 228s were purchased in the same year and leased to the Malaysian regional carrier, Hornbill Airways, to connect Brunei by air to Mulu. The service to Cairo was suspended in the middle 1995 due to low passenger numbers. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 514 pixelsFull resolution‎ (2,773 × 1,783 pixels, file size: 2. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 514 pixelsFull resolution‎ (2,773 × 1,783 pixels, file size: 2. ... The Boeing 767 is a commercial passenger airplane manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... , “Calcutta” redirects here. ... This article is on Calcutta/Kolkata, the city. ... Mulu is a UK techno band that released the song Pussycat. ...


The F-50s were replaced by the larger and more comfortable F-100 jets in 1996 which fueled expansion to Bintulu. The route to Zürich was suspended in September 1996 to enable Royal Brunei to commence daily services to London Heathrow. Some of the flights to London were routed through Yangon, Myanmar, instead of Singapore. Yangon proved to uneconomic and was dropped from the route the next year. Bintulu is a coastal town, and the capital of the Bintulu District (7,220. ... Yangon (also known as Rangoon) is the largest city of Burma. ...


Consolidation

In August 1997, a Dornier 228 owned by Royal Brunei Airlines but operated and maintained by Malaysian regional carrier Hornbill Airways, carrying 19 passengers to Miri, crashed into high ground near Miri airport. All 19 passengers and two crew died. The Dornier 228s were sold in 1997 and short haul services connecting Brunei to Miri, Labuan, Mulu and Bintulu were terminated. Surabaya was the fourth Indonesian destination to be added to the network later that year. Location of Surabaya in Indonesia Coordinates: , Country Province Area  - Total 459. ...


Unprofitable routes to Beijing and Osaka were suspended in 1998 and the F-100s were also sold off to Alpi Eagles Airlines in 1998. AlpiEagles is an airline based in Italy. ...


Kuwait was added to the network in 2000 and was served via Singapore, Kolkata and Dubai. It was suspended a year later. Services also began to Shanghai Pudong International Airport in 2001. Royal Brunei started online booking facilities the same year. Shanghai Pudong International Airport (IATA: PVG, ICAO: ZSPD) (SSE: 600009) (Simplified Chinese上海浦东国际机场, Traditional Chinese 上海浦東國際機場, pinyin ShànghÇŽi PÇ”dōng Guójì JÄ«cháng) is an airport located in the eastern part of Pudong district of Shanghai, China. ...


Restructuring

After years of unprofitable operation, Royal Brunei began major restructuring in year 2003. The plan was for Royal Brunei’s fleet to grow from 9 aircraft in 2003 to 24 aircraft by the year 2013. The fleet of 6 Boeing 767 will be changed to 15 new narrow-bodied aircraft and 8 wide-bodied aircraft. The plan calls for half of the new aircraft to be leased and the others to be purchased. The plan also included new services to Auckland, Tokyo, Ho Chi Minh City, Sydney and Seoul and to increase its frequencies on other flights. American Airlines Boeing 767-300 at Gatwick Airport, England. ... Saigon redirects here. ...


For 2004 to 2010, Royal Brunei will invest US$400 million to buy wide-bodied aircraft. For the year 2008 to 2013, Royal Brunei will invest US$200 million to buy narrow-bodied aircraft to replace the current fleet of B767-300 aircraft and also further increase the number of narrow-bodied aircraft.


In 2003, the deliveries of the new Airbus A319 and A320 marked the start of the re-equipping exercise. Two A319s were delivered on August 28 and September 3. A320s were added December 9 and January 3, 2005. All of the Airbus were leased from CIT Aerospace of USA in a seven year contract. The Airbuses fly mainly on regional routes. With the introduction of new aircraft, the Boeing 757 has been phased out and sold to other parties. The Airbus A320 family of short-to-medium range commercial passenger aircraft are manufactured by Airbus S.A.S.. Family members include the A318, A319, A320, and A321, as well as the ACJ business jet. ... The Airbus A320 family of short-to-medium range commercial passenger aircraft are manufactured by Airbus S.A.S.. Family members include the A318, A319, A320, and A321, as well as the ACJ business jet. ... is the 343rd day of the year (344th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Boeing 757 is an American short to medium range commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ...


In May 2003, Royal Skies, the airlines’ frequent flyer programme, was launched.


On 31st Oct 2003, a Royal Brunei jet touched down at Auckland International Airport making it the first destination in New Zealand and the first new destination added to the network as part of the restructuring exercise. Auckland International Airport (IATA: AKL, ICAO: NZAA) is the largest and busiest international airport in New Zealand serving over 12 million passengers a year, which is expected to more than double in less than 15 years. ...


By end of the year 2003, Royal Brunei entered a controversial agreement with Royal Tongan Airlines of Tonga. Under the agreement, Royal Tongan Airlines was to wet-lease one of the two remaining B757s of Royal Brunei. In return, Royal Brunei was given the opportunities to open its market to the US. The deal did not happen because Royal Tongan Airlines went into bankruptcy with huge debt in mid 2004, after less than 6 months of operation. As Royal Tongan Airlines was unable to pay the fees, the B757 was repossessed and stored in Auckland International Airport. Royal Tongan Airlines, formerly the Friendly Island Airways, was the national carrier of Tonga until liquidation in 2004. ...


In January 2004, the airline launched Blue Sky Fares, a low cost Internet booking facility, offering cheaper economy class fares to selected destinations, to compete with low cost carriers in the region, such as AirAsia. For the Taiwanese aircraft service company, see Air Asia (Taiwan). ...


Starting in March 2004, four of Royal Brunei’s Boeing 767 aircraft were modified by the introduction of SkyDreamer seats in Business Class to replace the old First Class and Business Class Skyluxe seats. Business Class was renamed as Sky Executive Class and in Economy class each seat was installed with an 8.4 inch TV. Sky Executive Class was subsequently renamed Business Class following poor response from the public.


The unprofitable Taipei route was suspended in late 2004. Kuching and Kolkata were dropped on 31 Oct 2004 due to the rising oil prices, but at the same time, Sydney was added to the route network. Commencing in November, flights to Jeddah were routed through Sharjah instead of Abu Dhabi. Nickname: Coordinates: , Country Region City seat Xinyi District (信義區) Government  - Mayor Hau Lung-bin (KMT)1 E9 Area  - City 271. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... October 31 is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 61 days remaining, as the final day of October. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... Sharjah Central Souq - Shopping Mall The flag of Sharjah The Emirate of Sharjah (Arabic: الشارقة ash-shaariqah) is a small Country that extends along approximately 16 kilometres of the United Arab Emiratess Persian Gulf coastline and for more than 80 kilometres into the interior. ...


The last B757 was retired from the Royal Brunei fleet in early 2005.


2006 and Beyond

Royal Brunei Airlines Boeing 767 at Auckland International Airport
Royal Brunei Airlines Boeing 767 at Auckland International Airport

Royal Brunei added Ho Chi Minh city to its network list in May 2006, flying there 3 times every week. In early September 2007, RBA temporarily suspended flights to Frankfurt as part of its restructuring exercise.[citation needed]. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution‎ (2,592 × 1,728 pixels, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution‎ (2,592 × 1,728 pixels, file size: 1. ... American Airlines Boeing 767-300 at Gatwick Airport, England. ... Auckland International Airport (IATA: AKL, ICAO: NZAA) is the largest and busiest international airport in New Zealand serving over 12 million passengers a year, which is expected to more than double in less than 15 years. ... For the city named after him, see Ho Chi Minh City. ...


Royal Brunei Airlines will be acquiring Boeing 777 extended range aircraft on a lease. Pilots from Brunei have been sent for training to fly the Boeing 777.[citation needed] The first of four Boeing 777-200s for Royal Brunei rolled out from the paintshop in late April 2007. [1] . The B777 aircraft, to be used on the long-haul routes to Europe and Australia, will vastly improve RBA's capabilities by offering a higher passenger and cargo load capacity. It will also present the opportunity to operate direct flights to London. The Boeing 777 is an American long-range wide-body twin-engine airliner built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ...


Royal Brunei Airlines also reintroduced First Class, called the Royal Executive Class with 12 seats available on the B777-200ER. The airline also introduced a new Business Class product known as the Darussalam Class.


Destinations

see full article: Royal Brunei Airlines destinations. This is a list of airports flown to by Royal Brunei Airlines and does not include codeshares. ...


Royal Brunei has started services to three of the five destinations (Auckland, Sydney and Ho Chi Minh) stated in the 2003 restructuring plan. Services to Tokyo and Seoul mentioned in the restructuring plan have yet to commence. Royal Brunei Airlines announced that it will suspend services to Darwin. Chief Executive Officer Ray Sayer said, "After serving the route for 24 years this was not a decision taken lightly to suspend services to Darwin. This will now allow us to capitalise on the full potential of the airline's other routes to Australia that we continue to operate." Darwin most commonly refers to: Charles Darwin (1809–1882), renowned naturalist and thinker associated with the theory of evolution by natural selection Darwin, Northern Territory, Australian city and the capital of the Northern Territory Darwin (operating system), a low level computer operating system used as the lower layer of Apple...


Code Share Flights

The airlines has a code share agreement with Singapore Airlines (Singapore - Brunei), Malaysia Airlines (Kuala Lumpur - Brunei), bmi (London to 6 British cities), Dragonair (Hong Kong - Brunei) and Philippine Airlines (Manila - Brunei). Royal Brunei operates on all these routes with the exception of the domestic British flights which are operated by bmi. Some of the codeshare flights to Singapore and destinations in Malaysia are also operated by Singapore Airlines and Malaysia Airlines respectively, in addition to services operated by Royal Brunei. Singapore Airlines Limited (Abbreviation: SIA; Chinese: ; pinyin: , abbreviated ; Malay: ; Tamil: ) (SGX: S55) is the national airline of Singapore. ... Malaysia Airlines (Abbreviated: MAS,马航 ; Malay: Penerbangan Malaysia; Chinese: 马来西亚航空公司; Hanyu Pinyin: MálaixÄ«ya Hángkōng GōngsÄ«) is the national airline of Malaysia, operating scheduled services to over 100 destinations worldwide. ... bmi is a scheduled airline based in the United Kingdom. ... Hong Kong Dragon Airlines Limited, operating as Dragonair, (Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ) is an airline based in Hong Kong. ... Philippine Airlines, also known historically as Philippine Air Lines (PAL), is the national airline of the Philippines. ... Singapore Airlines Limited (Abbreviation: SIA; Chinese: ; pinyin: , abbreviated ; Malay: ; Tamil: ) (SGX: S55) is the national airline of Singapore. ... Malaysia Airlines (Abbreviated: MAS,马航 ; Malay: Penerbangan Malaysia; Chinese: 马来西亚航空公司; Hanyu Pinyin: MálaixÄ«ya Hángkōng GōngsÄ«) is the national airline of Malaysia, operating scheduled services to over 100 destinations worldwide. ...


Fleet

The Royal Brunei Airlines fleet consists of the following aircraft (at May 2007) [2] :

Quantity Type Registrations/Configuration
2 Airbus A319-132 (V8-RBP,V8-RBR) (8J/114Y)
2 Airbus A320-232 (V8-RBS,V8-RBT) (12J/132Y)
4 Boeing 767-33AER (V8-RBF,V8-RBG,V8-RBH,V8-RBJ) (23J/182Y)
1 Boeing 767-33AER (V8-RBL) (23J/182Y)
1 Boeing 767-33AER (V8-RBK) (18J/231Y)
2 Boeing 777-222ER (V8-RBU,V8-RBV) (12F/46J/215Y) Lsd BIBD
2 Boeing 777-222 (V8-RBW,V8-RBX) (12F/46J/215Y) Lsd BIBD
4 Boeing 787-8M6 Aircraft on order, to be leased from LCAL Leasing Co.

When all four Boeing 777 are delivered, two Boeing 767-300 will leave the fleet. The remaining four Boeing 767-300 aircraft will be phased out when the four brand-new Boeing 787-800 are delivered in 2009. By this time, Royal Brunei will begin looking into beginning new long-haul, non-stop services to Europe, as well as possibly reinstating flights to Frankfurt and Zurich. The Airbus A320 is a short to medium range commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Airbus. ... The Airbus A320 family of short-to-medium range commercial passenger aircraft are manufactured by Airbus S.A.S.. Family members include the A318, A319, A320, and A321, as well as the ACJ business jet. ... American Airlines Boeing 767-300 at Gatwick Airport, England. ... American Airlines Boeing 767-300 at Gatwick Airport, England. ... American Airlines Boeing 767-300 at Gatwick Airport, England. ... The Boeing 777 is an American long-range wide-body twin-engine airliner built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... The Boeing 777 is an American long-range wide-body twin-engine airliner built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a mid-sized, wide-body, twin engine jet airliner currently in production by Boeing Commercial Airplanes and scheduled to enter service in November 2008. ... The Boeing 777 is an American long-range wide-body twin-engine airliner built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... American Airlines Boeing 767-300 at Gatwick Airport, England. ... American Airlines Boeing 767-300 at Gatwick Airport, England. ... The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a mid-sized, wide-body, twin engine jet airliner currently in production by Boeing Commercial Airplanes and scheduled to enter service in November 2008. ... For other uses, see Frankfurt Airport (disambiguation). ... Zurich Kloten Unique Airport Zurich International Airport, also called Kloten International Airport, is located in Kloten, canton of Zurich, Switzerland and managed by Unique Airport. ...


Inflight Service and Awards

As Brunei is an Islamic society, where the sale of alcohol is forbidden, Royal Brunei does not serve alcohol on board its flights, however passengers are permitted to take along their own and all meals served are halal. Islam (Arabic: ; ( ▶ (help· info)), the submission to God) is a monotheistic faith, one of the Abrahamic religions and the worlds second-largest religion. ... Halal (حلال, alāl, halaal) is an Arabic term meaning permissible. In the English language it most frequently refers to food that is permissible according to Islamic law. ...


All of Royal Brunei flights are non-smoking flights.


The in-flight magazine of Royal Brunei Airlines is titled Muhibah and published six times a year.


Royal Brunei Airlines was 'Runner Up' to Hawaiian Airlines for 'Best Entertainment for the Main Screen' category as determined by an international media panel that evaluated in-flight audio, video, magazine and interactive media from leading passenger airlines worldwide. RBA was nominated in the following three categories: Best In-Flight Audio Entertainment, Best Entertainment for the Main Screen and Best Overall In-Flight Entertainment (Small Fleet, 24 or fewer aircraft).


Subsidiaries

Abacus Distribution Systems

Abacus Distribution Systems (Brunei) is anf Abacus International marketing company. The Brunei operation was established in August 1990. Abacus Brunei is jointly owned by Royal Brunei Airlines and Abacus International. Abacus provides travel information and reservations tailored to the Asia-Pacific region, with 30 travel agents with more than 140 terminals in Brunei.


Brunei International Air Cargo Centre

Brunei International Air Cargo Centre (BIACC) is a joint-venture company set up in January 2001 between Royal Brunei Airlines as the majority shareholder, Circle Freight International and Royal Brunei Technical Services (now Royal Brunei Engineering) to handle air cargo activities into and out of Brunei. The BIACC also provides service to international freight operators including FedEx at the Brunei International Airport. Federal Express redirects here. ... Brunei International Airport is the primary airport in the nation of Brunei. ...


Mulaut Abattoir

see main article Mulaut Abattoir


The Mulaut Abattoir is located in Mulaut in the Brunei-Muara District. Mulaut Abattoir Sdn. Bhd. was privatised in August 1990. It provides Islamic-sanctioned slaughtering facilities to local farmers and butchers, as well as for the Islamic rituals of Qurban, Aqiqah and other religious ceremonies. The abattoir also sells halal meat to the public and supplies the airline’s inflight catering. Brunei-Muara is the smallest district (daerah) in Brunei, as well as the northern-most. ...


RBA Golf Club

RBA Golf Club, the first 18-hole public course, is close to Brunei International Airport, and twenty minutes drive from Bandar Seri Begawan. It was designed by Max Wexler. With the holes spread along and to the west of the airport runway, it is characterised by a slightly hilly layout with lakes spread out over the course that serve to irrigate the course. A double-storey floodlit driving range is available.


Royal Brunei Catering

see main article Royal Brunei Catering


Royal Brunei Catering (RBC) was formerly Dairy Farm (Brunei) and was established as a joint venture between Dairy Farm and Royal Brunei Airlines in 1975 to operate the flight kitchen at Brunei International Airport. In addition to this, it also operated an ice cream parlour at Darussalam Plaza on Jalan Sultan in Bandar Seri Begawan. When Royal Brunei Airlines purchased the shares held by Dairy Farm, the company was renamed Royal Brunei Catering. Brunei International Airport is the primary airport in the nation of Brunei. ... Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque Bandar Seri Begawan, estimated population 46,229 (1991), is the capital and the royal town of the Sultanate of Brunei. ...


RBC operates the flight kitchen at Brunei International Airport, the Express Fast Food chain in Brunei and a number of restaurants in Bandar Seri Begawan, including two halal Chinese restaurants - Emperor's Courts and Dynasty.


Royal Brunei Trading is a subsidiary of Royal Brunei Catering. It operates a number of duty free shops in Brunei International Airport and is part owner of the McDonald's franchise in Brunei. Brunei International Airport is the primary airport in the nation of Brunei. ... McDonalds Corporation (NYSE: MCD) is the worlds largest chain of fast-food restaurants, primarily selling hamburgers, chicken, french fries, milkshakes and soft drinks. ...


Management

The Chairman of Royal Brunei Airlines is Pengiran Dato Paduka Haji Abu Bakar bin Pengiran Seri Indera Pengiran Haji Ismail, Permanent Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office.


The Chief Executive Officer is Ray Sayer while other Brunei citizens hold the directorial posts within the departments of Commercial, Engineering, Flight Operations, Passenger Ground Services and Corporate Services.


Board of Directors


The Board of Directors of Royal Brunei Airlines Sendirian Berhad consists of senior government officials. They are:


1. Yang Mulia Pengiran Dato Paduka Haji Abu Bakar bin Pengiran Seri Indera Pengiran Haji Ismail Chairman


2. Yang Mulia Dato Paduka Haji Mohd Hamid bin Haji Mohd Jaafar Director


3. Yang Mulia Awang Haji Bahrin bin Abdullah Director


4. Yang Mulia Dato Paduka Awang Haji Abdul Kani bin Haji Mohd Salleh Director


5. Yang Mulia Dato Paduka Awang Haji Ahmad bin Haji Ibrahim Director


6. Yang Mulia Dr Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah Director


See also

  • Royal Skies - Frequent Flyer Program
  • Blue Sky Fares - Low cost internet fares
  • Golden Touch Holidays

Royal Brunei Airlines (Malay: Penerbangan DiRaja Brunei, Jawi: ﻓﻧﺭﺑﺎڠن ﺩﻴﺮﺍﺝ ﺑﺮﻮﻧﻲ), or RBA, is the international airline of the Sultanate of Brunei. ...

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References

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