Royal Brunei Airlines has announced the appointment of Adiel Mambara as its new UK country manager. Promoted from UK sales and marketing manager, Mambara will be tasked with growing RB’s business class customer base and increasing market share to RB’s key destinations. In his ten years at RB, Mambara has been instrumental in building RB’s strategic partnerships and increasing the number of business passengers flying with RB, particularly among SMEs.
After five years of service as deputy chairman of Royal Brunei Airlines, Dermot Mannion has announced he will shortly depart from Brunei, on completion of his term of office. He will be succeeded in the capacity of chief executive by Karam Chand. Chand was previously chief commercial and planning officer at Royal Brunei.
Royal Brunei Airlines has signed a codeshare agreement with Turkish Airlines which allows for passengers to connect from Bandar Seri Begawan to Istanbul via Dubai. The agreement was signed in Antalya, Turkey, by Karam Chand, Royal Brunei chief commercial officer and Ahmet Bolat, Turkish Airlines chief investment and technology officer.
Royal Brunei Airlines has formally announced the appointment of Christina Vidos as UK country manager, joining as the airline celebrates its 25th year of flying from the destination. Vidos joins RB with a wealth of experience in the airline industry spanning over 30 years. As well as continuing to grow RB’s share of the UK’s long-haul market, she will particularly be focusing on boosting RB’s offering for SMEs.
Boeing and Royal Brunei Airlines celebrated the delivery of the 787 Dreamliner – the first for the flag carrier of the Sultanate of Brunei and for south-east Asia. The airplane departed Paine Field in Everett Wednesday evening for a 6,540 nautical miles non-stop flight home to Bandar Seri Begawan International Airport in Brunei.
The agreement covers the provision of innovative and engaging in-flight entertainment for the airline’s fleet of A319, A320, B777 and new B787 aircraft. The IFE package, which passengers can enjoy on their individual audio visual on-demand (AVOD) seat-back and PTV screens and also on overhead screens on part of the fleet, will include a selection of latest release and classic Hollywood movies as well as international films from the Middle East and countries including France, Germany, Spain, Japan, India and China.
Royal Brunei Airlines has signed a worldwide cargo partnership agreement with Air Logistics. This partnership will be in full force in three months time and will activate Air Logistics Group global network of 71 offices for the worldwide sales and marketing of RB cargo capacity.
Royal Brunei Airlines has activated an experiential marketing campaign and media partnership with Global Radio this week to help raise awareness of its recently improved service to Melbourne. The activity will see RB experiential staff and Capital FM street stars take over Earls Court tube station with the distribution of ‘route to relaxation’ sleeping masks designed to encourage consumers to think about the different ways they unwind.
Royal Brunei Airlines has revamped the timing of London and Melbourne flights for the upcoming summer schedule as part of its efforts to better connect customers to beyond destinations in Europe and Australia/New Zealand. Effective March 31st 2013, daily flights from London will now shift to an evening departure at 17:50.
Royal Brunei Airlines has officially launched its new branding and restructure for the first time in 25 years, in a bid to re-assert itself as a boutique airline contending against the giants. Following an event at The Dorchester last night, RB’s re-brand launch marks the emergence of a sleeker, more streamlined airline in response to the evolving and growing competitive market.
Royal Brunei Airlines has revealed its new livery and logo at an event held at Hangar 1, Brunei International Airport. The new livery and logo was revealed on an Airbus A320, which was painted by Royal Brunei’s own in-house engineering team.
With five new Boeing Dreamliners on order, Brunei International Airport undergoing a major overhaul and a booming tourism sector in its domestic market, these are exciting times for Royal Brunei Airlines. Here Breaking Travel News takes a look at the latest developments at this boutique south-east Asian carrier.