Royal Brunei Airlines took delivery of its first Boeing 777-200ER, which landed on Monday 1st June at Brunei International Airport at 11am.
The airline Chief Executive Officer, Robert Yang along with members of RBA’s Senior Management and staff gathered at Hangar 3 to meet the aircraft upon arrival.
Imam Hj Muslim Hj Abd Razak was invited to give a traditional blessing.
This will be the first of six Boeing 777-200ER aircraft that Royal Brunei Airlines will lease from Singapore Airlines. The remaining aircraft are scheduled to be delivered between June and September 2010.
RBA’s Boeing 777-200ERs have 30 Business Class seats that are ergonomically designed to offer a unique relaxing space. The Business Class seat deploys into an inclined full length flat-bed which, along with a plush duvet and larger pillow, are designed to offer passengers peaceful sleep throughout their journey.
In the Economy Class cabin there are 255 seats with a 33 inch seat pitch. Economy Class passengers may also recline their seats at the touch of a button.
All seats will be equipped with personal screens featuring the SkyShow system that offers passengers a number of entertainment options throughout their flight including hit movies, classic Hollywood films and TV programmes for all ages and audio-on-demand. A selection of video games is also available.
RBA will be utilising the 777s to replace its current Boeing 767-300ER aircraft and will operate long haul flights from Bandar Seri Begawan to the United Kingdom, Middle East, Australia and New Zealand.