Royal Brunei to start daily Melbourne-Brunei flights in March

By David Flynn, January 30 2012
Royal Brunei to start daily Melbourne-Brunei flights in March

IN BRIEF | Royal Brunei will begin daily flights between Melbourne and the Brunei capital of Bandar Seri Begawan from March 25, up from the current four weekly services.

The Brunei national carrier is aiming to snare the budget end of the Melbourne-London market as well as flights through to China.

"Passengers have a great link between Australia and Brunei and they’re also able to make the most of Royal Brunei’s extensive network to travel to other locations including Melbourne’s top two long haul markets, the UK and China" said Melbourne Airport CEO Chris Woodruff.

However, you shouldn't be in a rush to get to the UK. Royal Brunei's flight to London has two stops: a three-hour connection in Bandar Seri Begawan, followed by a brief refuelling in Dubai.

From Melbourne to London, flights depart at 1240 and arriving at 0625 the next morning.

Flights inbound to Melbourne leave London at 1010 and reach in Melbourne at 2215 the following day.


David Flynn is the Editor-in-Chief of Executive Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.

30 Sep 2011

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leave London 9.40 are 21.15 same day???? are they using a Tardis?

24 Oct 2010

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LOL! Thanks Dunc!

I have often seeing cheap business class fares on Royal Brunei, but I haven't seeing many trip reports of business class on the airline and then, I found out that they don't serve alcohol, which is fine by me. However my travelling companions like a drink or two or three with their dinner. So I ended up not booking the fare.

25 Feb 2012

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but you can take your alcohol on board and ask for a mixer and pour it yourself!

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