Saturday, October 16, 2010

Royal Brunei Airlines Melbourne bound

By Azlan Othman

Melbourne Australia will be part of the Royal Brunei Airlines network from March 29 2011, RBA said in a statement to the Weekend Bulletin yesterday.

A four-times weekly service will be introduced in which Royal Brunei Airlines will depart Bandar Seri Begawan to Melbourne on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. With the addition of Melbourne, Royal Brunei Airlines will fly 14 times weekly to three cities in Australia.

Royal Brunei Airlines Executive Vice President of Commercial & Planning, Riaz Moiz, said that, "With the launch of the Melbourne flights, Royal Brunei Airlines will be able to meet demand for seats to Melbourne from across our Asian and UK networks, while also expanding our presence in Australia.

Trade links between the two countries will also be enhanced. The additional of Melbourne is another positive step towards establishing Brunei as a competitive hub in the Asia Pacific region."

Melbourne Airport Chief Executive Officer, Chris Woodruff, said the Royal Brunei Airlines announcement was a fantastic result for Victoria. Mr Woodruff said, "The importance of direct international air services to Melbourne and Victoria cannot be overstated.

Southeast Asia is one of Victoria's fastest growing markets and Royal Brunei Airlines' services will enable tourism and trade opportunities to be further developed.

This is great news for Victorians, whether they are travelling to the Sultanate of Brunei, holiday destinations in Borneo's Sabah and Sarawak, or onwards to Royal Brunei Airlines' network throughout Asia, Europe and the Middle East."

Located in the state of Victoria and best known for being the cultural capital of Australia, Melbourne is also a centre for commerce, education, entertainment and sports. Visit Melbourne and experience a wide range of activities, attractions and excitement for the whole family.

Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin Weekend
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