Saturday, October 20, 2007

Royal Brunei Airlines resumes flights to Kuching


By Ahmed Shaheeb

Royal Brunei Airlines (RBA) announced yesterday it will resume flights to Kuching, Sarawak, starting December 1, 2007.

The three times weekly flights to Kuching on Monday, Friday and Saturday will depart Bandar Seri Begawan at 9.55pm

The new service will allow RBA to make Brunei a key gateway to Borneo and allow passengers from Kuching to connect to RBA's other destinations.

RBA's chief executive officer (CEO) Ray Sayers said, " After A long break from the Kuching market, we are now keen to re-activate our services.

"We foresee great potential in re-establishing the Kuching sector with

the intention of serving the market to and from Brunei Darussalam and beyond."

Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) lauded the move.

STB CEO Gracie Geikie said the move would further boost Sarawak's effort in attracting more visitors to the state particularly from all the destinations that RBA flies to.

Geikie also expects frequent travel between Brunei, Sabah and Sarawak, which will also enhance BIMP-EAGA collaboration.

Customers can book flights to Kuching through their travel agents, RBA ticket offices or online at www.bruneiair.com.

Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin Weekend

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