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Royal Brunei Airlines introduces direct flights to Tokyo

9 October 2018, 3:46 AM

Royal Brunei Airlines (RB) is pleased to announce that it will connect Brunei and Tokyo, Japan with the launching of non-stop service to Narita International Airport (NIA) effective 15th March 2019.

The new scheduled service to the capital city of Japan will operate thrice weekly as BI695 on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday as it leaves Brunei International Airport (BIA) at 00:35 and arriving in NIA at 07:30 in the morning. The return leg will depart the city at 12:00 on the same day as BI696 and arrives back to Brunei at 1725.

The new route will be operated using RB’s new fleet of A320NEO aircraft as follows:

Flight Numbers Sector Timing
(Departure/Arrival)
Days of Operation
BI695 Brunei to Narita, Tokyo 00:35 / 07:30 Wednesday, Friday, Sunday
BI696 Narita, Tokyo to Brunei 12:00 / 17:25 Wednesday, Friday, Sunday

RB’s Chief Executive Officer Karam Chand said, “We are delighted to provide capital city to capital city connection with our direct Tokyo Narita services. RB first flew to Osaka, Japan in December 1994 and launched codeshare flights to Tokyo via Hong Kong in 2016. Our new route not only re-establishes a seamless connection between the two cities, adding Tokyo to the growing list of destinations is a very important decision for the company as we want to ensure each new route will provide RB with strong revenue growth, enhance the network and add significant value to Brunei’s economy.

The recent delivery of RB’s next generation single aisle aircraft, the A320NEO, is a key enabler for RB to pursue route expansion given its superior economics. To-date, RB has received five brand new aircraft which has commenced services around the network. The aircraft with a configuration of 12 business class, 18 preferred economy and 120 economy furnished with premium leather seats has been very well received by our guests. The cabin features, especially the personal inflight entertainment has been applauded as “best in class” and five star for Regional Services. The last two A320NEO aircraft will be delivered in November this year, making RB’s fleet one of the youngest in the world at an average age of just two years.