About The Airline
Royal Brunei Airlines (RB), the country’s flag carrier, was established on 18 November 1974 as an independent corporation wholly owned by the government of Brunei Darussalam. The maiden flight took off from Bandar Seri Begawan to Singapore on 14th May 1975. The Company has grown in leaps and bounds since then, winning awards and accolades and achieved a four-star airline ranking in 2018.
We connect Brunei Darussalam to the world from our hub in Bandar Seri Begawan and have been serving the Nation for over 44 years. RB currently operates a fleet of twelve aircraft comprising, five B787-8 Dreamliners together with seven A320-200 units.
RB operates one of the youngest long-haul fleets in the world and is the only airline to guarantee a Boeing 787 Dreamliner service on all long-haul routes. It remains one of the few airlines to offer a Dreamliner service from London to Melbourne (via Dubai and Brunei).
RB serves a number of regional and international destinations in Australia, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom. It has codeshare partnerships with 40 airlines which includes China Eastern Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Garuda Indonesia, Thai Airways, Hong Kong Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Maswings, British Airways, Virgin Australia, Qantas Airways, Emirates, Fly Dubai and Air New Zealand.
In 2019, RB received a Five Star rating from the 2020 APEX Official Airline Ratings and was ranked 66th in the top 100 airlines in the world and awarded Four Stars at the 2019 SKYTRAX Awards. Further cementing its position among the world’s favourite airlines, RB was ranked by TripAdvisor users as favourites in Travellers' Choice Regional Airlines (Asia) for the past three years.
In 2021, RB was awarded the highest seven-star ratings against COVID-19 by the world's best one-stop airline safety and product review website www.airlineratings.com. In the same year, RB was awarded Asia’s Leading Cabin Crewand World’s Leading Cabin Crew; both titles where RB emerged as champion from 2020 to 2021, and Asia’s Leading Airline –Business Class by World Travel Awards. In 2022, RB emerged as champion for the third time in a row for World Travel Award's Asia's Leading Cabin Crew and World’s Leading Cabin Crew 2022.