Royal Brunei Airlines announced the commencement of ticket sales for the new route of Beijing.
The first flight to Beijing is scheduled on October 27, 2019.
Royal Brunei Airlines is one the first of few international airlines selected to operate to the new state-of-the-art Beijing Daxing International Airport in phase one of the new airport opening.
The four-times-weekly flights to Beijing are part of the airline’s efforts to grow its footprint in China, the number one tourism source market for Brunei.
In addition to its strong presence in Shanghai and Hong Kong, Royal Brunei Airlines introduced flights to Haikou, Nanning, Hangzhou
Royal Brunei Airlines plans to increase the flight frequency to Beijing Daxing to daily from January 14, 2020
Including the new route to Beijing, the airline will be serving nine cities in North Asia versus two not so long ago.
Mr. Karam Chand, Royal Brunei Airlines Chief Executive Offer, said:
“We are delighted to provide the key capital city to capital city connection and fulfill our promise to connect Brunei and Beijing once again. As Brunei’s national carrier, the reintroduction of Beijing flights supports our network development and builds on the strong bilateral relationship between the two countries. Beijing presents a huge opportunity for us in one of the fastest-growing markets in the world and hence our plan to increase to daily flights around the Chinese New Year 2020.
“The new service will serve the government, corporate and leisure guests well who have been seeking a direct link and this has been made possible with the best in class A320neo aircraft. We are grateful to the Chinese Government for the opportunity to connect our cities at the earliest opportunity and further facilitating tourism, and trade between China and Brunei. We are exploring options to have a Chinese airline collaborate with us via codeshare arrangement on this route”.
“The China market has fundamentally changed in the recent past with high growth in free and independent travelers. These potential customers do their own research and generally book online including airline websites. We have made a significant investment in launching a Chinese language website and are introducing both AliPay and WeChat as payment solutions for our guests. These new solutions will be available effective today. We are doing everything to ensure Brunei and Royal Brunei Airlines information is readily available and the booking process is seamless for our guests” Mr. Chand added.