Royal Brunei Airlines to resume London-Dubai route

Royal Brunei Airlines to resume London-Dubai route

Flights are set to recommence on 1 November 2022

Royal Brunei Airlines, the national flag carrier airline of Brunei Darussalam, headquartered in the RB Campus in Bandar Seri Begawan, has announced that it will resume its London Heathrow-Dubai UAE route after a four-year hiatus.

The route was suspended in 2018 and replaced with direct flights between Brunei's capital city of Bandar Seri Begawan and London. The carrier is now resuming the route to bring in more passengers.

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The airline’s Bandar Seri Begawan (BWN)-Dubai International (DXB)-London Heathrow (LHR) route will operate from 1 November 2022 with thrice weekly flights. 

Flight BI97 will operate on Sunday, Wednesday and Friday, leaving BWN at 20:25, arriving in DXB at 01:10, departing DXB at 03:00 and reaching LHR at 07:20 (+1).

Flight BI98 will operate on Sunday, Wednesday and Friday, leaving LHR at 17:00 and reaching DXB at 04:15, departing DXB at 05:45 and reaching BWN at 17:30 (+1).


Royal Brunei will use its Boeing 787-8, which seats 254 passengers in a two-class configuration. This includes 18 lie-flat business class seats and 236 seats in a standard 3-3 economy configuration. The aircraft is also deployed for long-haul routes to Australia and Europe, including the direct London service.

The London route will occupy two of the carrier’s five 787-8s, however, given the expected high-revenue nature of the route, the decision makes financial sense for the carrier.

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