Royal Brunei Airlines today commenced its ‘Betterfly’ 787 Dreamliner services between Melbourne and London Heathrow via Brunei and Dubai.
The first 787 touched down at Melbourne at 5.50am this morning and was met by the airline’s Chief Commercial and Planning Officer, Karam Chand, Country Manager Australia, Brett McDougall, and Airport Manager, Brett Abercrombie.
“It is an honour to welcome the Royal Brunei Airlines’ ‘Betterfly’ to Melbourne,” His Excellency Zakaria Ahmad, the Brunei High Commissioner in Australia said. “The Dreamliner is indeed a remarkable aircraft and together with the high standard of RB’s customer service, I am confident this new product will provide the travelling passenger with a very high level of comfort.”
Added airline Deputy Chairman Dermot Mannion: “Australia represents an important market for RB and the long awaited arrival of our Dreamliner will serve to cement our growing status as a real competitor in this market. We have been operating a service to Australia for three years but with this launch, Royal Brunei Airlines now becomes the first airline in the world to offer an exclusive Dreamliner service on all long-haul flights which again is a testament to our ambition to offer a truly personal and award-winning service to all passengers.”
To celebrate the start of 787 services, the airline is offering special introductory return fares to Brunei from $696, to Dubai from $958, and to London from $1,387.