Royal Brunei Airlines on 17 October resumed service between Bandar Seri Begawan (BWN) and Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) in Vietnam. The 1,120-kilometre route will be operated four times weekly by the airline’s A319s and A320s and faces no direct competition. The route was last served by the carrier in October 2011. This brings to 13 the number of destinations served by Royal Brunei Airlines from Bandar Seri Begawan, including Dubai and Melbourne, which are served by the airline’s 787s. The airline’s Deputy Chairman, Dermot Mannion said, “Our commercial team do regular route studies to develop and increase connectivity for our markets. In their latest studies, Ho Chi Minh City has emerged a frontrunner in providing connections for key markets from Melbourne, Dubai and London and also for regional destinations like Kota Kinabalu. We are delighted to include Ho Chi Minh City, an exciting holiday and business destination, into our network.” For more on Royal Brunei Airlines see this week’s airline profile.