Cathay Dragon/Cathay Pacific flies to every destination in South and Southeast Asia except Bandar Seri Begawan Brunei (BWN). Considering the Muslim country is in the US Visa Waiver Program (which is a surprise in itself), any news on CX/KA starting BWN!? With Royal Brunei (codeshared with Hong Kong...Jump to post
From Royal Brunei's website: Royal Brunei Airlines Flight BI004 11 December 2018, 4:59 PM Royal Brunei Airlines flight BI004 from London Heathrow (LHR) to Bandar Seri Begawan (BWN) on 10th December 2018 is currently delayed due to a minor incident with a ground handling vehicle at London Heathrow In...Jump to post
eta unknown wrote:I've lost count- is this their 3rd or 4th attempt at sustaining BWN-KCH service?
I was born 1993, so our time in Brunei doesn't overlap much! I imagine you were in the Panaga area? There was precious little aviation around there, and even BWN rarely had planes, which is probably what has fuelled my passion later! I think I've only managed to fly on 744s, but I agree, they are t...Jump to post
[*] The 747 is special for me, I lived in Brunei for 10 years, and was shuttling between there, SIN or KUL and LHR for 20 odd years, and in those days the 747 was pretty much the only game in town for going from SE Asia to Europe (save the BI flight to London). I was practically raised on them, and ...Jump to post
Yes I guess so although it’s only MEL they fly to and I’ve never known anyone go vacation in Brunei or connect to other Asian cities (BKK/HKG/SIN ... etc) through BWN. I still find it a bit of a mystery about who will actually fly BI. At least DXB-LHR-DXB is pretty much busy year round ! I’m sure s...Jump to post
Great trip report. Also fun for me to read as The Netherlands are my home country and I have spent 5 years of my childhood in Brunei in the 90's and flew Royal Brunei frequently. I still feel a strong connection with the country and the airline. Back then the fleet consisted of 757-200 and 767-300ER...Jump to post