This new route looks set to replace the existing Brunei-London route, which has a Dubai stopover.
Come October 28 this year, Royal Brunei Airlines (RBA) will start operating daily nonstop flights between Brunei and London Heathrow.
Operated by a Boeing 787-8, the new nonstop flight will take approximately 14 hours with flight schedule as follows: BI003 departs Bandar Seri Begawan at 12:15 a.m. to arrive in London at 6:50 a.m.; BI004 departs London at 5:05 p.m. to arrive in Bandar Seri Begawan at 2:40 p.m. the next day.
Karam Chand, CEO of RBA says: “The introduction of RBA’s non-stop flight to London-Heathrow will be a significant milestone as for the first time Brunei and England will be seamlessly connected by a direct air link.”
“The through flight via Dubai has served us well. However, with the demand for more direct routing from our guests, it becomes an important commercial imperative to provide that,” he added.
That said, the carrier isn’t planning to remove Dubai from its route netwoork. Come October 29, it will operate four times weekly flights exclusively between Bandar Seri Begawan and Dubai.
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