Royal Brunei Airlines commenced flights between Bandar Seri Begawan and Taipei Taoyuan on 3 December. Among those cutting the ribbon to officially open the route were Lin Weiyang, Representative, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Brunei (second left) and Karam Chand, CEO of Royal Brunei Airlines (second right).
- Royal Brunei Airlines launched its latest route on 3 December, commencing a three times weekly service between Bandar Seri Begawan (BWN) and Taipei Taoyuan (TPE). The carrier, which will have a codeshare agreement with China Airlines on the 2,335-kilometre sector, will utilise its fleet of A320neos on this route, with the carrier having recently taken delivery of its seventh unit of the type. Along with seven A320neos, the airline operates one A319, four A320s, one 777-200 and five 787-8s based on Flightradar24.com data. No other airline presently offers direct flights between Bandar Seri Begawan and Taipei Taoyuan. According to OAG Traffic Analyser data, just over 4,000 passengers travelled indirectly between the two airports in 2017, however the codeshare agreement will allow for many passengers to connect onto China Airlines’ extended network via its hub in Taiwan.