Royal Brunei Airlines doubles European destinations with British Airways

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Borneo Bulletin/ANN) - Royal Brunei Airlines (RB) guests have more than double the destinations in the United Kingdom (UK) and Europe to choose from following the new Special Prorate Agreement deal with British Airways (BA) which extends RB’s network from 11 to 23 airports in the region.

European hotspots such as Brussels, Rome and Nice will be connected to RB’s award-winning Asia network via London Heathrow under the agreement where the short-haul routes will be fulfilled by BA.

BA first partnered with RB in 2014 to offer domestic connections to UK cities such as Manchester, Glasgow and Leeds Bradford.

RB guests’ benefits include baggage being checked through to the end destination and all boarding passes issued at a single check-in point.

Meanwhile, business class passengers can enjoy access to both RB and BA business lounges.

The deal follows the launch of the first nonstop Heathrow-Brunei flight last year providing fast-track access to Brunei and beyond for customers across Europe, which the airlines’ CEO Karam Chand noted that Europe, and particularly the UK, is a vital market for RB.

“British Airways is a renowned airline and RB is delighted to partner with them to add 12 new destinations to RB’s network, bringing more guests from across the region to RB,” he said.

“With the youngest fleet of any airline worldwide, RB’s guests can travel in comfort on B787 Dreamliner and A320neo aircraft to a broad range of destinations, such as Kota Kinabalu and Kuching in Borneo; Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam; or the undiscovered treasures of Brunei.”

RB added Brisbane recently to its network, with flights starting in June, in time for the UK summer holidays.

As more travellers look to expand their horizons with visits to Asia and Australia, the airline is looking forward to introducing their TripAdvisor award-winning guest service, entertainment options and competitive fares to new customers in Europe.

RB’s UK and Ireland Country Manager Adiel Mambara added that the launch of the non-stop flights from Heathrow to Brunei last year was a real game changer for RB as the airline has seen more guests than ever taking advantage of the direct route to Asia-Pacific and UK guests can now fly from London to Australia, with a minimum stopover time in Brunei.

“We’ve also seen an increasing number of guests take the time to enjoy an extended stopover in Brunei. An exceptional holiday location, Brunei is home to untouched rainforest, rare species of wildlife and the world’s largest water village. It will be fantastic to see more travellers from the UK, France, Italy and across Europe tap into the wonders of Brunei as part of their experience with Royal Brunei Airlines.”

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