Royal Brunei Airlines introduced flights to Tokyo Narita on 15 March, with it becoming the carrier’s 24th international market. As part of the route launch celebrations, Karam Chand, CEO, Royal Brunei Airlines, presented an A320 model gift to Motohiko Kato, Ambassador of Japan to Brunei. The carrier will initially operate the route three times weekly.
- Royal Brunei Airlines launched its newest route on 15 March, beginning a three times weekly service between Bandar Seri Begawan (BWN) and Tokyo Narita (NRT). The carrier will operate the 4,302-kilometre sector using its fleet of A320s, with it planning to up the frequency to four times weekly from 3 June, with a Monday rotation joining the existing services on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. “We are delighted to welcome Tokyo as our 24th international destination and provide a capital city to capital city connection with the launch of our non-stop Bandar Seri Begawan-Tokyo Narita service,” commented Karam Chand, CEO, Royal Brunei Airlines. “This service marks a significant milestone for both Brunei and Japan, as this new route will no doubt be an enabler for tourism and trade between our beloved nations and further strengthen the strong bond that already exists. As the national airline of Brunei, we want to play our role by providing the missing link to a key market such as Japan, and be the catalyst to create more opportunities and collaborations between businesses, governments and people.” According to OAG Schedules Analyser data, the route will face no direct competition.