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Royal Brunei Airlines returns to Kuching

30 October 2018, 12:46 AM

Royal Brunei Airlines (RB) is pleased to announce the re-commencement of services to Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia from 28 December 2018.

RB first flew to Kuching on 15 May 1975 with its last flight on 28 July 2011 when the route was suspended. A collaboration arrangement has been agreed between the various stakeholders with clear objective of growing the tourism pie for Brunei Darussalam and Sarawak.

RB Chief Executive Officer, Mr Karam Chand said “Kuching is one of the first destinations that RB flew to back in 1975 alongside Singapore, Kota Kinabalu and Hong Kong and we are very proud to be connecting this beautiful city to the rest of our network and providing the missing link to Brunei. We have significantly expanded our route network this year and the direct flights will allow the marketing of single and dual destinations packages in all the Cities we serve for the benefit of our tourism stakeholders in Brunei and Sarawak”.

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank and welcome back RB to Kuching” said Sarawak Tourism Board’s Chief Executive Officer, Sharzede Datu Salleh and adding that our industry partners have been looking forward to the reinstatement of the flight.

“It makes Kuching more accessible to our focus markets including Melbourne (Australia), Shanghai (China) London (United Kingdom) which augurs well for the marketing of the destination” she continued

RB will commence its first flight to Kuching on RB A320neo effective 28 December 2018 with twice weekly service and by 3 February 2019 the frequency will increase to four times weekly.

Flight Numbers Sector Departure Arrival Days of Operation Effective
BI 857 Bandar Seri Begawan (BWN) to Kuching (KCH) 23:45 01:00 (+1) Monday & Fridays 28 December 2018
BI 858 Kuching (KCH) to Bandar Seri Begawan (BWN) 06:55 08:20 Tuesdays & Saturdays 28 December 2018
BI 855 Bandar Seri Begawan (BWN) to Kuching (KCH) 19:00 20:15 Thursdays & Sundays 3 February 2019
BI 856 Kuching (KCH) to Bandar Seri Begawan (BWN) 21:05 22:30 Thursdays & Sundays 3 February 2019

Guests will be able to purchase the tickets from www.flyroyalbrunei.com or preferred travel agencies from 29 October 2018.

About Royal Brunei Airlines (RB):

Royal Brunei currently operates a fleet of twelve aircraft comprising of five Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft together with five Airbus A320 NEO aircraft and two Airbus A320 CEO Aircraft. The remaining two A320 NEO aircraft will join the fleet in November this year. By end of the year, Royal Brunei will have seven A320 NEO, two A320 CEO and five B787 aircraft’s, making its fleet one of the youngest in the world with an average fleet age of two years.

In 2018, RB received the APEX Official Airline Ratings™ Four-Star Award and as winners of TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Economy Class – Asia and Travellers’ Choice Regional Airlines – Asia. In the recent Skytrax airline rating RB moved up fourteen places to be at number 78 (from 92) in the top 100 airlines in the world.

About Sarawak:

A kaleidoscope of culture, adventure, nature, food and festivals: is the best description for Sarawak. Sarawak comprises 27 ethnic tribes with their own unique traditions, lifestyles, music and food, while sharing their warm hospitality. Malaysia’s largest state, Sarawak, endowed with some of the oldest rainforests on Earth. Its vast landscape spans over 120,000 sq kms, with towering mountains and cool highlands, jagged limestone formations and mysterious cave systems, winding rivers and quiet beaches; where adventures are waiting to happen. Festivals are hosted throughout the year celebrate the eclectic blend of modern and traditional culture, food, music and religious practices that can be found nowhere else. In Sarawak, there is always ‘More to Discover’.