• An RBA aircraft taking off at Brunei International Airport. The airline will suspend some routes as part of its 'comprehensive and sustainable plan'. Picture: BT file
  • List of affected routes.

ROYAL Brunei Airlines (RBA) will suspend services to Auckland, Brisbane, Perth and Ho Chi Minh City effective after the last scheduled flights of October 2011.

"Flights to Kuching will also be suspended after the last scheduled flight of July 2011," the national carrier said in a press release yesterday.

The suspension of these services is part of RBA's "comprehensive and sustainable plan to improve its operations, financial performance and customer service experience", stated the press release issued by the national carrier yesterday.

Deputy Chairman Dermot Mannion said "it was not an easy decision to reduce RBA's route network", however, it is "the first step towards creating a stronger foundation that will allow the airline to enhance value customers, employees and society".

On June 1, 2008, RBA announced it would increase its Perth flights daily, saying the route had excellent connections for Europe-bound passengers.

Passengers who have purchased tickets for travel on suspended flights may contact their travel agents or the nearest RBA ticketing office.

The Brunei Times

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