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Royal Brunie's (BI) Fleet Refurbishment

Mon May 24, 2004 5:59 am

I've read on Royal brunie's website that BI have introduced the new Sky bed in Bizz , and re-designed Eco seats with PTV's (finallly !!) , which basically, shows that there are no plans to actually change the ageing B767 - however , both products seem excellent , and i cant wait to try them soon .

this begs the question ; so far , i know that theyve refurbished one B767 only in march, - so how many were done up till now ? will they all be refurbished by mid summer ? any dates ? will they be used on the LHR sector ?

appreciate if any one has got any updates ...
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RE: Royal Brunie's (BI) Fleet Refurbishment

Mon May 24, 2004 7:03 am

some1 must know something about this airline !!!
anyone ?
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RE: Royal Brunie's (BI) Fleet Refurbishment

Mon May 24, 2004 5:26 pm

I know they have cute looking A319's and A320's flying to Hong Kong!!
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RE: Royal Brunie's (BI) Fleet Refurbishment

Mon May 24, 2004 6:00 pm

does anyone know why BI is selling Y class ticket At NZD800 only for return trip AKL-PVG at auckland? can't believe it
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RE: Royal Brunie's (BI) Fleet Refurbishment

Mon May 24, 2004 10:11 pm

Royal Brunei Airlines introduces flat bed Sky Dreamer seats in Business Class

Royal Brunei Airlines has intoduced new flatbed Sky Dreamer seats in its business class cabin, now rebranded as Sky Executive Class.

The Sky Dreamer seats offer maximum comfort as it can extend to 75 inches when fully reclined. The podded seat feature provides extra privacy. Each seat comes equipped with in-seat power connector and a 10.4-inch personal TV.

New economy class seats featuring 8.4-inch personal TVs have also been installed.

To complement the new seats, Royal Brunei has also installed the latest Thales i-4000 series personal inflight entertainment system in the entire cabin. The new system branded as Sky Show, offers a new level of service with 17 video on-demand selections, 5 broadcast video channels, 10 games, 12 CD albums on-demand and 15 channels of continuous audio entertainment in a variety of languages.

"Royal Brunei Airlines is delighted to introduce its new flatbed Sky Dreamer business class seats. Together with Sky Show and the new Sky Lounge at Brunei International Airport, we are now in a position to offer our customers a truly superb travel experience" said Peter Foster, Royal Brunei’s Chief Executive Officer.

Sky Dreamer and Sky Show is currently only available on one of the airline’s retrofitted Boeing 767 aircraft, and will gradually be implemented on four of its B767 aircraft by the middle of the year. This aircraft will initially serve the airline’s Frankfurt route, eventually extending to London and Australia. Depending on operational requirements, it may also be utilised on some of the regional routes.

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RE: Royal Brunie's (BI) Fleet Refurbishment

Tue May 25, 2004 12:02 am

Just to remind you, Royal Brunei got an new Chairman not very long ago. If not mistaken, he is Australian and they put him there to bring BI out of the red figures.

Did they already start the refurbishment of their 763 fleet?

Bofredrik, if you are calling a country with a King spending billions non-democratic, well, then I can count the democratic country's on my two hands. There have been earlier discussions on this and there is a fixed income for every citizen in Brunei, I think it is something like 40k BND (1:1 to SGD and similar to AUD), even if he doesn't have a job. There is free education and a lot of people can study abroad (mainly in London or Singapore), most of it paid by the government.
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RE: Royal Brunie's (BI) Fleet Refurbishment

Tue May 25, 2004 10:18 am

V8-RBJ has been refurbished and is scheduled to fly the BWN-BKK-AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA route.

AUH may soon get the chop- all BWN-LHR flights will operate via DXB now.

JED flights heavily reduced and PER will have a 752 replace a 763 on one of the 3x weekly flights which leads me to believe the priority is to refurbish the 763's. There's also a rumour the 2 latest 763's (Air France builds- bought dirt cheap as AF didn't want them) V8-RBM, RBN, will be leased out as they are supplemental to requirements as the 4 baby buses fly many intra-Asia and DRW services.

V8-RBB has returned to BWN after finishing the Royal Tongan contract.

Pilot morale is at an all-time low with many pilots voting with their feet as the salary isn't worth it if you can get a job anywhere else (lousy pay, reduced allowances, high flight hours).