Brunei-Kuching flights return after two-year break

Royal Brunei Airlines (RB) has announced the resumption of its flights to Kuching, Sarawak, which started operating on May 1 with RB flight number BI855.

“Brunei and Sarawak have a long history of close ties and family relationships, which is why the RB team is very happy to provide and offer our customers and guests to finally reconnect with their families and loved ones. loved ones since the borders were closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our loyal customers will be able to celebrate this year’s Hari Raya Aidilfitri with their families and loved ones together. At RB, we are happy to be able to contribute to this reunion and we hope that we will be able to make more reunion fuss and see much needed growth throughout our network.

“Since the temporary suspension of flights from Kuching in 2020, we have now reviewed and reorganized our reservation and check-in system and our customers should see a simplification of these processes, whether online via our website www.flyroyalbrunei. com or at the airport. counters. Over the next few months, RB will be re-introducing our network to our customers, so be sure to check our website for the latest deals and new flights. The entirety of RB and our award-winning, world-renowned cabin crew look forward to welcoming everyone aboard again.

“I would like to thank Brunei Tourism Board and Sarawak Tourism Board for their assistance in making this flight possible, and of course our valued customers for flying with us again,” said the Managing Director. acting Captain Sabirin bin Haji Abdul Hamid.

Sharzede binti Datu Salleh Askor, CEO of Sarawak Tourism Board, and Ir Jun Iskandar bin Haji Murshidi, Senior Manager of Kuching International Airport of Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd, greeted guests upon arrival of RB flight BI855 at Kuching International Airport.

Sharzede said: “We welcome the resumption of RB flights to Kuching. We will continue to work closely with airlines to improve the connectivity of the two destinations to boost the regional market to Sarawak.

“We believe that the recent announcement of new relaxed COVID-19 SOPs by the Ministry of Health from May 1 is timely with the transition to the endemic phase. This move will further entice visitors to come to Sarawak and revive the industry.

RB previously operated daily flights to Kuching, which were suspended due to border restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. As part of the relaunch of its flight operations, from May 1, RB is operating twice-weekly flights (Thursdays and Saturdays) to Kuching on its A320NEO aircraft.

Royal Brunei Airlines flight BI855 was greeted with an aquatic salute after landing in Kuching. PHOTO: R.B.

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