Brunei to resume direct flights to Australia's Brisbane

Source: Xinhua| 2019-01-19 12:06:54|Editor: Yang Yi
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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Jan. 19 (Xinhua) -- Brunei's national carrier Royal Brunei Airlines (RB) has announced that they will resume flights to Australia's Brisbane four times a week starting from June 11, 2019.

Brisbane was the second city in Australia that RB flew to in 1994 via Darwin, while its inaugural direct flight was operated in 1997. The services were suspended in 2011.

Karam Chand, Royal Brunei Airlines' chief executive officer, told Xinhua on Friday night that the flight service to Brisbane will help the national carrier expand its route network.

"We have very good connections from United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, East Asia and Southeast Asia to/from Brisbane," said Chand.

"We offer great value to our Australian guests and exciting destinations such as Brunei, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Ho Chi Minh City to name a few which could be packaged as single or dual destination holidays," he added.

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, meanwhile, pointed out in a press release that securing flights to Brisbane with the international carrier was a win for the Australian state.

"Royal Brunei will fly four times a week to Brisbane, which is set to attract up to 30,000 visitors to Queensland and support more than 720 jobs," she said.