Dec. 13, 2016
Royal Brunei Airlines (RB) has signed an agreement with Beijing Longway International Travel Service Co Ltd for direct charter flights connecting Brunei to Xi’an, China. From 21st January 2017, RB will operate a weekly flight from Bandar Seri Begawan to Xi’an, China (and vice versa) until 13th January 2018.
RB first commenced scheduled services to China with flights to Beijing in 1993, followed by Shanghai in 2002. Ever since, we have been operating flights between the countries to develop tourism to Brunei from the world’s largest market.
The announcement of the charter flights was made at a press conference held in Xi’an, China on 12th December 2016. Representing RB at the press conference was Mr Brett McDougall, RB’s Executive General Manager - Sales and Marketing.
“We are delighted to partner with Beijing Longway for these flights from and to Xi’an to boost tourism traffic between Brunei and China. Xi’an, a city in Central China most famous for having the largest mosque in China and for the Terracotta Warriors, will enhance RB’s route network” and provide more choices to our customers, said Mr Brett McDougall, RB’s EGM Sales and Marketing.
Brunei has plenty to offer to visitors from China. It is the gateway to Borneo, where one can experience Brunei’s and Borneo’s pristine environment. Tour packages are readily available to visit our tropical rainforest, go underwater for the country’s unique dive spots and visit the historical and cultural places in Brunei.
Since its rebranding in 2012, and the launch of its Boeing 787 Dreamliner service in 2013, RB has steadily developed its route network with the re-introduction of direct flights to Bali and Ho Chi Minh City in 2014, and recent introduction of code share flights to Istanbul and Tokyo, and soon direct charter flights to South Korea.