Royal Brunei Airlines destinations

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A Royal Brunei Airlines Airbus A320-200 on approach to Changi Airport in 2010.

Royal Brunei Airlines is the flag carrier of Brunei.[1] It was established as the state-owned national airline of the country on 18 November 1974, with the aid of British Airways and its subsidiary companies.[2]:67[3] Scheduled services began on 14 May 1975, linking Bandar Seri Begawan with Singapore using Boeing 737-200 equipment.[2]:67[4] After a year of operations, the route network consisted of Bandar Seri Begawan, Hong Kong, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching and Singapore.[3]

As of February 2017, Royal Brunei Airlines served 17 destinations, ten of them in Southeast Asia (three in Indonesia, two in Malaysia, and a single destination in Brunei, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam), three in China, and four more beyond Asia (Dubai, Jeddah, London and Melbourne).[1]

Following is a list of destinations the airline serves according to its scheduled services, as of February 2017.[5] Terminated destinations are also listed.


Country City Airport Start date End date Refs
Australia Brisbane Brisbane Airport Terminated 1994 2011 [6][7]
Australia Darwin Darwin Airport Terminated 1983 Unknown [7]
Australia Melbourne Melbourne Airport 2011 N/A [8][7]
Australia Perth Perth Airport Terminated 1991 2011 [6][7]
Brunei Bandar Seri Begawan Brunei International Airport Hub 1975 N/A [1][2]:67[8]
Burma Yangon Yangon International Airport Terminated Unknown Unknown [9]:81
China Beijing Beijing Capital International Airport Terminated Unknown Unknown [9]:82
China Shanghai Shanghai Pudong International Airport 2001[nb 1] N/A [8][10]
China Zhengzhou Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport 5 July 2016 N/A [11]
Germany Frankfurt Frankfurt Airport Terminated 1990 Unknown [12][13]:50
Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong International Airport Unknown N/A [8]
India Kolkata Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport Terminated Unknown Unknown [12]
Indonesia Balikpapan Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman Airport Terminated Unknown Unknown [2]:68
Indonesia Denpasar Ngurah Rai International Airport July 2014 N/A [8][14]
Indonesia Jakarta Halim Perdanakusuma Airport Terminated 1984 1985 [7]
Indonesia Jakarta Soekarno–Hatta International Airport 1985 N/A [8]
Indonesia Surabaya Juanda International Airport 1997 N/A [8][15]
Japan Osaka Kansai International Airport Terminated Unknown Unknown [16]
Kuwait Kuwait City Kuwait International Airport Terminated Unknown Unknown [12]
Malaysia Kota Kinabalu Kota Kinabalu International Airport Unknown N/A [8]
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur International Airport 1981 N/A [8][7]
Malaysia Kuching Kuching International Airport Terminated Unknown 2011 [6]
Malaysia Miri Miri Airport Terminated Unknown Unknown [9]:82
New Zealand Auckland Auckland Airport Terminated 2003 2011 [6][7]
Philippines Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport 1976 N/A [8][7]
Saudi Arabia Jeddah King Abdulaziz International Airport 1991 N/A [8][7]
Singapore Singapore Singapore Changi Airport 1975 N/A [2]:67[8]
Taiwan Taipei Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Terminated 1986 Unknown [7]
Thailand Bangkok Don Mueang International Airport Terminated 1977 2006[nb 2] [7][12]
Thailand Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport 2006 N/A [8]
United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi International Airport Terminated Unknown Unknown [12]
United Arab Emirates Dubai Al Maktoum International Airport 2 May 2014 20 July 2014 [19]
United Arab Emirates Dubai Dubai International Airport 1988 N/A [8][7]
United Kingdom London Gatwick Airport Terminated 1990 1991 [15]
United Kingdom London London Heathrow Airport 1991 N/A [8][15]
Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City Tan Son Nhat International Airport 17 October 2014[nb 3] N/A [8][20]


  1. ^ Temporarily suspended between 2008 and 2010.[1]
  2. ^ Except for a small number of low-cost carriers,[17] the airport was closed in 2006 for all scheduled commercial traffic in favour of Suvarnabhumi Airport.[18]
  3. ^ The destination was served prior to this date but it was suspended in 2011.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Royal Brunei Airlines 2017 outlook: new phase of regional growth begins as first A320neo delivered". CAPA Centre for Aviation. 8 February 2017. Archived from the original on 10 February 2017. 
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  3. ^ a b "World airline directory–Royal Brunei Airlines". Flight International: 950. 10 April 1976. Archived from the original on 6 May 2012. Retrieved 6 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Air transport". Flight International: 815. 22 May 1975. Archived from the original on 5 May 2012. Retrieved 5 May 2012. Royal Brunei Airlines' first aircraft is a Boeing 737-200, delivered earlier this month. Services started on May 14. 
  5. ^ 11 February 2017 "Route Map" Check |url= value (help). Royal Brunei Airlines. 
  6. ^ a b c d "Royal Brunei Airlines adjusts fleet to reflect new strategy and restructured network". Centre for Aviation. 8 November 2011. Archived from the original on 4 May 2012. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Royal Brunei Airlines shrinking to remain competitive". Centre for Aviation. 3 August 2011. Archived from the original on 4 May 2012. Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "Flight Schedule (Effective 30 October 2016 (2016-10-30)–25 March 2017 (2017-03-25))" (PDF). Royal Brunei Airlines. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 February 2017. 
  9. ^ a b c
  10. ^ "Routes". Flight International: 14. 23 October 2001–29 October 2001. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 May 2012. Retrieved 5 May 2012. Royal Brunei Airlines has introduced twice-weekly services to Shanghai.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  11. ^ "Royal Brunei Plans Zhengzhou Operation from July 2016". routesonline. Retrieved 17 June 2016. 
  12. ^ a b c d e "Directory: world airlines–Royal Brunei Airlines". Flight International: 72. 26 March 2002–1 April 2002. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 May 2012. Retrieved 5 May 2012.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
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  14. ^ "RB begins Bali-Brunei Flight". 28 July 2014.  Archived 21 February 2016 at the Wayback Machine.
  15. ^ a b c "Royal Brunei Airlines History". Royal Brunei Airlines. Archived from the original on 4 January 2013. 
  16. ^ "Routes". Flightglobal. Flight International. 9 December 1998. Archived from the original on 29 December 2012. Retrieved 29 December 2012. Royal Brunei Airlines gives "the regional economic situation" as its reason for "temporarily" suspending scheduled services between Bandar Seri Begawan in Brunei and Osaka, Japan. 
  17. ^ "Other news". Air Transport World. 1 October 2009. Archived from the original on 7 March 2013. Bangkok's Don Muang International is in negotiations to establish several aircraft maintenance facilities and a terminal for private jets. The 95-year-old airport has been served by just a few domestic LCC flights since Suvarnabhumi International opened in 2006. 
  18. ^ Mackey, Michael (7 June 2012). "Airports of Thailand negotiating with airlines to return to Don Mueang". Air Transport World. Archived from the original on 7 March 2013. 
  19. ^ "Flight Schedule (Effective 30 March 2014 (2014-03-30)–25 October 2014 (2014-10-25))" (PDF). Royal Brunei Airlines. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 July 2014. 
  20. ^ "Royal Brunei Airlines returns to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam" (Press release). Royal Brunei Airlines. 25 July 2014. Archived 28 July 2014 at the Wayback Machine.

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