The Royal Brunei Airlines announced that it would begin a direct flight service from Brunei to Brisbane from 11th June 2019. This new development is part of a series of new routes being introduced by Royal Brunei Airways. Just a few months ago, in October 2018, the airline decided to launch a new daily flight route between London Heathrow and Brunei and another from Brunei to Melbourne. The lucrative Boomerang route between the Europe and Oceania, particularly between the United Kingdom and Australia, is getting a few more travel options with Royal Brunei Airline’s decision to fly its aeroplanes to other Australian destination.
Royal Brunei’s Chief Executive said in an interview that,
“Thanks to our non-stop route between London and Brunei, UK passengers would be able to fly to Australia in less than 22 hours, with the smallest stopover time in Brunei of just one hour and 55 minutes.”
The flight to Australia can be a very long and lengthy one. Some passengers like to take it in one shot and complete with travelling in a direct flight, but most passengers like to recuperate between connecting flights. The dryness in the cabin and the inability to move around freely can take its toll on the body.
Brunei is asserting itself as a key player in global air travel, and the country has immense oil reserves similar to the Middle East. The petroleum can be a readily available power source to drive the country’s commercial aviation industry to new heights. Royal Brunei Airlines aims to become a bridging airline, much like Emirates, for passengers not only on their way to Australia from the UK and back, but also for cities like Manila, Kuching and Kampong Ayer.
The airlines Chief Officer continued,
“Serving Brisbane … allows us to open up a completely different part of Australia to our customers.”