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Royal Brunei To Get A340's Or 777's In 2006  
User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3762 posts, RR: 19
Posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 6878 times:

Royal Brunei is to introduce either 3 A340's or 3 777's in 2006!

The airline plans to replace its existing 767-300ER's on many flights.

These flights include London and Frankfurt, which are currently operated via DXB (LHR) and BKK (FRA)

The airline plans to serve LHR direct, but also keep some services via DXB  Smile

Royal Bunei is also to add an extra flight from Bandar Seri Begawan to London during the month of January due to increased demand  Smile

I hope we can see the A340's and 777's stick on DXB-LHR routes, maybe give a higher competition to VS EK and BG  Smile

http://www.bruneiair.com/


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Where could we see these aircraft come from, A340's and 777's are pretty hard to get hold of recently?

Rob!  wave 

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User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 57
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 6742 times:

Interesting, even more interesting is the proposed in service date during 2006 - where will Royal Brunei find 777s or A340s on such short notice? 777s are nearly impossible to source at the moment......the A340s may be slightly easier to find, the first of AC's A343s may be available after the Summer 2006 schedule, but that is still very, very unclear.

User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4845 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 6683 times:

Didn't Royal Brunei already sell off a couple 340s? For some reason this crossed my mind. It might have been the Sultan's own 340 that was painted in Brunei colours.

YOWza



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User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 6665 times:

Quoting YOWza (Reply 2):
It might have been the Sultan's own 340 that was painted in Brunei colours.

It was.

As for BI flying either A340s or B777s... I'll believe it when I see it - they've had this plan a couple of times before (just like they'd had the plan to introduce A319s several years earlier than when they actually did come into the fleet), so I'm not holding my breath here.

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Frank



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User currently offlinePlanemanofnz From New Zealand, joined Sep 2005, 1653 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 6452 times:

Hope they serve AKL with a new aircraft, personally I think they would get the A340.

User currently offlineAsianFA From Malaysia, joined Jul 2004, 76 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 6272 times:

Perhaps SQ might release a few of their older 777s??

User currently offlineMarara From Australia, joined Oct 2001, 678 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 6250 times:

Royal Brunei was advertising for crew current on 330s not long ago in flight international.


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User currently offlineBN747 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5477 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 6141 times:

I actually hope they go with the A340s... that'll make up for me missing out on photogging the Sultan's nicely painted A340 when he had it.


BN747



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User currently offlinePM From India, joined Feb 2005, 6840 posts, RR: 64
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 6132 times:

Wasn't there talk a year or two ago of Royal Brunei taking the two AC A345s that were parked? Perhaps that idea will be revived?

User currently offlineAviasian From Singapore, joined Jan 2001, 1483 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 6110 times:

The Airbus A340-200 painted in the colours of Royal Brunei (V8-BKH) remains so painted up to last week . . . it was in Singapore on 21 Dec 2005.

KC Sim


User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3762 posts, RR: 19
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 5762 times:

Quoting PM (Reply 8):
Wasn't there talk a year or two ago of Royal Brunei taking the two AC A345s that were parked?

Yea, I would love to see an A340-500 in Brunei colours, but what routes would need the A340-500? Maybe the US, but is there realy that much demand?

Royal Brunei's fleet currently consists of 10 aircraft:
6 - Boeing 767-33A(ER)'s

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2 - Airbus A320-232's

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Quoting BN747 (Reply 7):
I actually hope they go with the A340s... that'll make up for me missing out on photogging the Sultan's nicely painted A340 when he had it.

He still does have it, V8-BKH was previously with the Bahrain Royal Flight, but is now flying for Sultan's Flight of Brunei!

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The Sultan of Brunei also has a 767-200ER (V8-MHB) and a 747-400 (V8-ALI)

Does anyone know why V8-AC3 (A340-213X) was never taken by the Sultan of Brunei?

I hope we can see Royal Brunei pick up some 777's or A340's soon  Smile

Rob!  wave 


User currently offlineDennys From France, joined May 2001, 824 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 4837 times:

I really wish them to choose the A340-500 , keeping their Vip -200 !

dennys


User currently offlineETA Unknown From Comoros, joined Jun 2001, 2051 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4687 times:

There have been about half a dozen rumours a year about RBA's 767 replacement- as mentioned above, believe it when you see it. The airline has some very serious problems at the moment- financial and operations related. The company is being sued in the UK by a former pilot alledging illegal rostering which is rubber stamped by the Bruneian aviation authority- and- to top it all of- so many pilots have resigned in 2005 there is a serious crew shortage- the salary and working conditions, once one of the best in Asia for expats- are now one of the worst. Even if RBA did advertise in Flight International- once the candidates see the compensation package on offer they will all withdraw their applications.

Financially, RBA has never once made a profit and the Govt. has made it clear they are fed up with bailing them out. There is no customer service culture in head office- employees see themselves as working for an off-shoot Govt. department where the main focus of the airline is a diplomatic flag-waiving exercise. However, the company does employ some strange accounting practices, like writing off a 767 over 5 years instead of 12.

Routes that have been abandoned by RBA over the last decade (some of which never should have started, but RBA has problems getting traffic rights with a population of under 400,000 people):
ZRH CAI KWI BAH AUH CCU RGN LBU MYY KCH BPN TPE PEK KIX

RBA desperately wants to dump DRW, but under the terms of their Australian air services agreement, DRW must be served if they want to continue their BNE flights.

[Edited 2006-01-01 20:23:16]

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