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Royal Brunei Airlines Reconnects with Beijing (new Daxing International Airport)

11 September 2019, 11:03 AM

Royal Brunei Airlines (RB) is delighted to announce the commencement of ticket sales for the new route of Beijing. The first flight to Beijing is scheduled on Sunday 27th October 2019. RB is one the first of few international airlines selected to operate to the new state-of-the-art Beijing Daxing International Airport (PKX) in phase one of the new airport opening.

The four times weekly flights to Beijing is part of RB’s efforts to grow its footprint in China, the number one tourism source market for Brunei. In addition to our strong presence in Shanghai and Hong Kong, we introduced flights to Haikou, Nanning, Hangzhou and Changsha. RB plans to increase the flight frequency to Beijing Daxing to daily from 14th January 2020.With Beijing services we will be serving nine cities in North Asia versus two not so long ago.

Mr. Karam Chand, Chief Executive Offer of RB said “We are delighted to provide the key capital city to capital city connection and fulfil our promise to connect Brunei and Beijing once again. As Brunei’s national carrier, the reintroduction of Beijing flights supports our network development and builds on the strong bilateral relationship between the two countries. Beijing presents a huge opportunity for us in one of the fastest growing markets in the world and hence our plan to increase to daily flights around the Chinese New Year 2020. The new service will serve the government, corporate and leisure guests well who have been seeking a direct link and this has been made possible with the best in class A320 NEO aircraft. We are grateful to the Chinese Government for the opportunity to connect our cities at the earliest opportunity and further facilitating tourism, and trade between China and Brunei. We are exploring options to have a Chinese airline collaborate with us via codeshare arrangement on this route”.

“The China market has fundamentally changed in the recent past with high growth in free and independent travellers. These potential customers do their own research and generally book online including airline websites. We have made significant investment in launching a Chinese language website and are introducing both AliPay and WeChat as payment solutions for our guests. These new solution will be available effective today. We are doing everything to ensure Brunei and RB information is readily available and the booking process is seamless for our guests” Mr Chand added.

RB will operate its new A320neo aircraft to Beijing via Daxing International Airport (PKX) as follows:

Flight No. Sector Departure Arrival Days of Operations Effective Dates
BI621 Brunei (BWN) to Beijing Daxing (PKX) 10:15 15:50 Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun 27 October 2019
BI622 Beijing Daxing (PKX) to Brunei (BWN) 16:50 22:35 Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun 27 October 2019
BI623 Brunei (BWN) to Beijing Daxing (PKX) 01:50 07:25 Tue, Thu, Sat 14 January 2020
BI624 Beijing Daxing (PKX) to Brunei (BWN) 11:00 16:45 Tue, Thu, Sat 14 January 2020

Flight tickets can be purchased from our guests’ preferred travel agents or through Royal Brunei Airlines’ call centre at +673 221 2222 and website via www.flyRB.com or www.flyRB.cn for the China market.