Royal Brunei Airlines has announced that it will connect Brunei and Tokyo with the launching of non-stop service to Narita International Airport, effective March 15, 2019.
The new scheduled service to the capital city of Japan will operate thrice weekly as BI695 on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday as it leaves Brunei International Airport at 00:35 and arriving in NIA at 07:30 in the morning. The return leg will depart the city at 12:00 on the same day as BI696 and arrives back to Brunei at 1725.
Karam Chand, Royal Brunei Airlines Chief Executive Officer, said:
“We are delighted to provide capital city to capital city connection with our direct Tokyo Narita services. RB first flew to Osaka, Japan in December 1994 and launched codeshare flights to Tokyo via Hong Kong in 2016. Our new route not only re-establishes a seamless connection between the two cities, adding Tokyo to the growing list of destinations is a very important decision for the company as we want to ensure each new route will provide RB with strong revenue growth, enhance the network and add significant value to Brunei’s economy.
The recent delivery of Royal Brunei’s next-generation single-aisle aircraft, the A320NEO, is a key enabler for the airline to pursue route expansion given its superior economics. To-date, Royal Brunei Airlines has received five brand new aircraft which has commenced services around the network. The last two A320NEO aircraft will be delivered in November this year, making the airline’s fleet one of the youngest in the world at an average age of just two years.