Royal Brunei Airlines or RBA is the flag carrier and national airline of the Sultanate of Brunei. Established in 1974 the airline’s first flight was to Singapore. Now Royal Brunei Airlines operates scheduled services to destinations around the globe. Headquartered in Bandar Seri Begawan, Royal Brunei Airlines is owned by the Government of Brunei and run by CEO Robert Yang.
From its hub at Brunei International Airport, the airline serves over 14 destinations across Asia, Europe and the Pacific and offers a larger network through codeshare agreements with bmi, Dragonair, Malaysia Airlines, Philippine Airlines and Thai Airways. UK passengers can fly direct to Brunei from London Heathrow Airport. Popular routes with RBA from Southeast Asia include China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and New Zealand.
Royal Brunei Airlines hope to expand their route to Australia by adding Sydney to the network which already includes Brisbane and Perth.
Royal Brunei Airlines advises passengers to arrive at the airport three hours before the flight. Passengers must check in two hours prior to departure. Check-in desks close 45 minutes before take-off.
Royal Brunei Airlines permits Business Class passengers to check in hold luggage weighing up to 30kg. Economy Class can check in up to 20kg. A single item of hand luggage must not exceed 7kg. Economy passengers can carry on one item and Business Class two items. Strict excess baggage fees apply.
The available seat pitch onboard a Royal Brunei Airlines flight is 32 inches in Economy Class. Passengers travelling in Business Class can benefit from a spacious seat pitch of 57 inches.
Frequent Flyer Programme
Royal Brunei Airlines offer the frequent flyer programme Royal Skies. Members can accumulate points from each flight to convert into rewards including free flights and upgrades. Check Royal Brunei Airlines information for full membership details.
Royal Brunei Airlines offer Bluesky Fares, a low-cost incentive for passengers during specific scheduling seasons. Bluesky Fares are only available for online purchase and provide cheap flights from Royal Brunei Airlines to international destinations. It is an ideal option for last minute holidays or business trips.