Royal Brunei Airlines launched its first ‘new’ route in four years on 26 July, with the resumption of flights to Bali. The service will be operated four times weekly with the airline’s A319s and A320s.
- Royal Brunei Airlines resumed serving Denpasar (DPS) on the island of Bali, Indonesia on 26 July. The four times weekly flights on the 1,510-kilometre route from Bandar Seri Begawan (BWN) will be operated by the airline’s A319s and A320s and faces no competition. The airline previously served the route between 1993 and 2008. The airline’s Deputy Chairman, Dermot Mannion said, “The Commercial team does regular route studies for ways to develop and increase connectivity for our markets. In their latest studies, Bali has emerged a frontrunner in providing connections for key markets in London and Dubai and also for regional destinations like Hong Kong and Shanghai. We are delighted to include Bali, an exciting holiday destination, into our network.” This brings the airline’s network to 12 non-stop destinations, with Dubai and Melbourne the only sectors of over 3,000 kilometres. These are operated by a fleet comprising four 787-8s, four A320s and two A319s. In October the airline will also resume flights to Ho Chi Minh City.