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]

Following is a list of destinations the airline serves according to its scheduled services, as of July 2014.[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 [5][7]
Australia Perth Perth Airport Terminated 1991 2011 [6][7]
Brunei Bandar Seri Begawan Brunei International Airport Hub 1975 N/A [2]:67[5]
Burma Yangon Yangon International Airport Terminated Unknown Unknown [8]:81
China Beijing Beijing Capital International Airport Terminated Unknown Unknown [8]:82
China Shanghai Shanghai Pudong International Airport 2001 N/A [5][9]
Germany Frankfurt Frankfurt Airport Terminated 1990 Unknown [10][11]:50
Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong International Airport Unknown N/A [5]
India Kolkata Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport Terminated Unknown Unknown [10]
Indonesia Balikpapan Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman Airport Terminated Unknown Unknown [2]:68
Indonesia Denpasar Ngurah Rai International Airport July 2014 N/A [12][13]
Indonesia Jakarta Halim Perdanakusuma Airport Terminated 1984 1985 [7]
Indonesia Jakarta Soekarno–Hatta International Airport 1985 N/A [5]
Indonesia Surabaya Juanda International Airport 1997 N/A [5][14]
Japan Osaka Kansai International Airport Terminated Unknown Unknown [15]
Kuwait Kuwait City Kuwait International Airport Terminated Unknown Unknown [10]
Malaysia Kota Kinabalu Kota Kinabalu International Airport Unknown N/A [5]
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur International Airport 1981 N/A [5][7]
Malaysia Kuching Kuching International Airport Terminated Unknown 2011 [6]
Malaysia Miri Miri Airport Terminated Unknown Unknown [8]:82
New Zealand Auckland Auckland Airport Terminated 2003 2011 [6][7]
Philippines Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport 1976 N/A [5][7]
Saudi Arabia Jeddah King Abdulaziz International Airport 1991 N/A [5][7]
Singapore Singapore Singapore Changi Airport 1975 N/A [2]:67[5]
Taiwan Taipei Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Terminated 1986 Unknown [7]
Thailand Bangkok Don Mueang International Airport Terminated 1977 2006[nb 1] [7][10]
Thailand Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport 2006 N/A [5]
United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi International Airport Terminated Unknown Unknown [10]
United Arab Emirates Dubai Al Maktoum International Airport 2 May 2014 20 July 2014 [18]
United Arab Emirates Dubai Dubai International Airport 1988 N/A [5][7]
United Kingdom London Gatwick Airport Terminated 1990 1991 [14]
United Kingdom London London Heathrow Airport 1991 N/A [5][14]
Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City Tan Son Nhat International Airport 17 October 2014 N/A [5][19]


  1. ^ Except for a small number of low-cost carriers,[16] the airport was closed in 2006 for all scheduled commercial traffic in favour of Suvarnabhumi Airport.[17]


  1. ^ Wall, Robert (5 November 2013). "Royal Brunei Air to Pick Airbus or Boeing for Short-Haul Jets". Bloomberg. Archived from the original on 6 November 2013. 
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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. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "Route Map". Royal Brunei Airlines. Archived from the original on 7 July 2015. 
  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
  9. ^ "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)
  10. ^ 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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  12. ^ "Royal Brunei to Resume Denpasar Service from late-July 2014". Airline Route. 17 April 2014. Archived from the original on 17 April 2014. 
  13. ^ "RB begins Bali-Brunei Flight". 28 July 2014. Retrieved 28 July 2014. 
  14. ^ a b c "Royal Brunei Airlines History". Royal Brunei Airlines. Archived from the original on 4 January 2013. 
  15. ^ "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. 
  16. ^ "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. 
  17. ^ 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. 
  18. ^ "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. 
  19. ^ "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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