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Royal Brunei Airlines is an airline of the Sultanate of Brunei on the island of Borneo. Royal Brunei Airlines is based in the capital, Bandar Seri Begawan. Created in 1974, Royal Brunei Airlines ensured its first flight on April 14, 1975 between Brunei airport and Singapore. On the same day, flights to Hong Kong and Malaysia are provided. The company grew rapidly, and thus offered to fly to the Philippines and Bangkok two years later.

In 1980, it acquired a third Boeing 737-200, which enabled it to open a new line to Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta, expanding its network in Southeast Asia. Royal Brunei Airlines continues its progress with the purchase of a new Boeing 767-300 in 1990 which allows it to establish a link between Brunei and Europe, via Bangkok and Dubai. The airline’s rapid growth was severely dampened by the Asian crisis at the end of the 1990s, so that Royal Brunei Airlines had to reduce its air fleet and its route network. The beginning of the 20th century will be synonymous with change for the company: in 2003 it began a project to restructure its fleet, and wanted to go from 9 to 24 aircraft by 2013. From 2004 until 2010, Royal Brunei envisaged to invest $ 400 million in the purchase of much stronger and more efficient devices.

As the sale of alcohol is prohibited in Brunei, no alcoholic beverages are served or sold on board. All dishes are halal, i.e. prepared according to Islamic law. In the menus, particular emphasis was placed on diversity and healthy and light food. The on-board magazine is called Muhibah. Royal Brunei Airlines has five different tariffs to meet the needs of all passengers. The low-cost fares are known as Bluesky Fares and were introduced to face the growing competition from low-cost airlines. The range of Bluesky Fares is limited, however, and miles cannot be earned with these flights. The frequent flyer program is called Royal Skies. Awards are free flights and ticket upgrades. The lounge at Brunei Airport is known as the Sky Lounge. There are prayer rooms, massage chairs and showers, among other things. As with all products from Royal Brunei Airlines, customers there receive the highest level of comfort.

Royal Brunei Airlines Hub Airports

Brunei International Airport (Bandar Seri Begawan) (BWN / WBSB)

Royal Brunei Airlines Classes of Service

There are two flight classes on board: Economy Class and Business Class.

International scheduled flights are on offer, mainly to Asia. Important destinations are Shanghai, Hong Kong, Manila and Singapore. Selected destinations in Australia and New Zealand are also served. The only European destination is London.

The airline has a codeshare agreement with the following airlines.

Air India Japan Airlines Philippine Airlines
China Airlines KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Thai Airways
China Eastern Airlines Korean Air Turkish Airlines
Garuda Indonesia Malaysia Airlines
Hong Kong Airlines Myanmar Airways International

Important Milestones

The company has won multiple awards for “Best Foreign Airline” at the Sabah Tourism Awards 2011 and “Best Economy Class” at the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards 2018. Skytrax and APEX also gave it very good marks with respectively “4 Stars” and “5 Stars”.

Royal Brunei Airlines Check-in

Online Check-in

In addition to classic check-in at the counter, Royal Brunei Airlines offers its passengers the option of checking in online. The airline enables online check-in from 24 hours to 60 minutes before the start of the journey. However, this service is not available at Jeddah Airport.

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Airport Check-in

At the airport, the counters open three hours and close 45 minutes before take-off.

Royal Brunei Airlines Baggage Allowance

Carry-on baggage

A business class passenger is allowed to take two pieces of luggage on board. The maximum dimensions must not be more than 55 x 38 x 20 centimeters and each piece of luggage must not exceed seven kilograms. The maximum weight for both pieces is twelve kilograms. One piece of luggage weighing no more than seven kilograms is permitted in Economy Class. Here, too, the maximum dimensions are 55 x 38 x 20 centimeters. Small children are only allowed to take five kilograms on board.

Checked baggage

In the Sky Flexi Class, 20 kilograms of luggage can be checked in and in the Sky Flexi + 25 kilograms. Those who fly Sky Premium are allowed to take 30 kilograms of baggage with them and in the Sky Executive there are 40 kilograms that can be checked in freely. A piece of luggage must never weigh more than 32 kilograms.

Other luggage

Fees apply every time the baggage allowance is exceeded. On the airline’s website, travelers can find more information before they travel.

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Royal Brunei Airlines Seat Selection

Passengers of the Bruneian airline can reserve a seat during the online check-in. The airline is currently not providing any information about the allocation of XL seats with more legroom or the reservation of extra seats.

Royal Brunei Airlines Knee Distance

Because of the airlines who want to reduce the cost of flying more passengers, knee distance is very important especially on long haul flights. The front seats and emergency exit seats are the seats with the highest knee distance. It is generally sold for a fee.

Royal Skies Frequent Flyer Program

With the Royal Skies bonus program , frequent flyers can collect airline miles in order to benefit from the discounts. So far, there are no partnerships with other airlines within the framework of the frequent flyer program. Membership in the loyalty program that was set up in 2003 is still worthwhile for frequent fliers. The award miles can be earned on flights with Royal Brunei as well as reservations made by some cooperating hotel chains (e.g. Taj Hotels and Hyatt) and with a number of other partners. The car rental company Hertz is also a participant in the Royal Skies bonus program.

Benefits of the frequent flyer program

Frequent flyers can exchange the miles they have earned for free award flights or upgrades with Royal Brunei. It is also possible to exchange the miles for awards with partners. The miles remain on the frequent flyer account for three years before they expire. There are two membership levels available to frequent flyers: Silver Elite and Gold Elite. The Silver Elite Card is awarded if you have flown at least 25,000 miles a year, and 50,000 miles within a year receive the Gold Elite Card. The advantages of Royal Skies are bonus miles, which are awarded according to the membership level, an increased free baggage allowance and access to the airport lounge.

Royal Brunei Airlines Food & Beverage

Both economy and business passengers are served on-board catering that is included in the ticket price and complies with halal rules. Since the sale of alcohol is forbidden in Brunei, it is not offered by Royal Brunei Airlines either. The airline advertises in the economy with elegant and at the same time filling food. Sample photos show meat dishes with pasta, vegetables and salad, as well as cakes for dessert. Requests relating to special eating habits can be made by telephone up to 24 hours before the start of the journey. The list of special meals includes child and baby food as well as light and raw food, gluten-free dishes and options for diabetics and allergy sufferers.

In business, Royal Brunei Airlines promises on-board catering at the level of a first class, but without publishing sample menus. Travel bloggers report on opulent five-course menus in the business, which could be enjoyed from porcelain and at an individually determined time. Chicken, fresh fruit, vegetable soup, cheese platter, ice cream – hardly a wish was left unfulfilled. Frequent flyers note that the consumption of alcohol bought in the duty-free area on board is usually tolerated.

As long as you can survive a flight without alcohol, Royal Brunei Airlines will take care of you in both booking classes. The food and non-alcoholic beverages received consistently high marks on internet portals.

Royal Brunei Airlines Inflight Entertainment

On board, Royal Brunei Airlines offers two levels of comfort. In Economy class, passengers benefit from reclining seats with personal screens. The company also provides them with a selection of on-demand audio and video entertainment such as the latest films released in theaters, TV programs for all ages, as well as video games. In Business class, passengers have more comfort with ergonomic seats convertible into beds, equipped with a duvet and a large pillow, or even a personal screen.


So far, Royal Brunai Airlines passengers have not been able to surf the Internet during the flight. It is currently not known whether this service will be offered by the Asian airline in the future. You can find the latest news on the airline’s website.

Royal Brunei Airlines Pet Policy

Who wants to leave your best friend at home? On this page you will find the rules of traveling with your pet during your flight with Royal Brunei Airlines.

Please be sure to check with the airline before you travel, as the rules for transporting pets vary according to the airline.

Royal Brunei Airlines Lounge

The lounges are indispensable especially for business class passengers. What facilities does it offer? Here you will find detailed information about Royal Brunei Airlines lounges for a comfortable start to your trip.

Royal Brunei Airlines
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Owner: State Owned
Frequent Flyer Program: Royal Skies
Company slogan: -

Number of Aircraft: 14
Destinations:  18
Average Age of Aircraft: 3.8
Type of Aircraft: Airbus, Boeing
Detail of Fleet: Airbus A320-200, Airbus A320neo, Boeing 787-8

Head Office: RBA Plaza Jalan Sultan, PO Box 737, Bandar Seri Begawan, BS8811, Brunei
Phone Number: +673 221 2222
Fax Number: +673 223 3091
E-mail: [email protected]

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