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Royal Brunei Airlines Boosts Fleet with Four New Boeing 787 Dreamliners

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Boeing and Royal Brunei Airlines, at the Singapore Airshow, revealed the carrier will boost their fleet with four 787 Dreamliners. This step aligns with the airline’s vision for growth, eco-friendliness, and superior passenger comfort.

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Boeing and Royal Brunei Airlines announced the airline’s purchase of four 787 Dreamliners to renew its widebody fleet. Image: Boeing

“The forthcoming arrival of the 787-9 Dreamliner symbolizes a bold step forward in our ongoing journey toward innovation and excellence,” said Sabirin bin Haji Abdul Hamid, CEO of Royal Brunei Airlines. “Royal Brunei Airlines has been operating the 787-8 for the last 10 years and this order will ensure we continue with a product that our customers have come to enjoy. In our constant effort to offer unparalleled service matched with the highest safety standards to our guests, the new fleet will allow us the potential to tap into new growth areas, strengthening our market appeal and enabling us to provide a superior travel experience to our guests.”

Royal Brunei Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliners: First To Fly in Southeast Asia

Over a decade ago, Royal Brunei Airlines became the first airline in Southeast Asia to fly the 787 Dreamliner. With this new 787-9 order, the airline can fly more passengers and cargo farther while operating more efficiently. Finalized in February, the order will be posted on Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries,

“By renewing its investment in the 787 Dreamliner, Royal Brunei Airlines will continue to connect Brunei with the world while offering the carrier’s signature service and comfort to passengers,” said Brad McMullen, Boeing senior vice president of Commercial Sales and Marketing. “The 787-9 will deliver the versatility, efficiency and range that Royal Brunei Airlines desires to pursue increasing air travel and tourism opportunities.”

Royal Brunei Airlines 787-9 Dreamliner: Bigger Capacity for Medium and Long-Haul Flights

Royal Brunei Airlines takes a leap forward, expanding its fleet with the 787-9 Dreamliner. This new addition stands out as it holds nearly 20% more passengers than its predecessor, the 787-8, and boasts an impressive range of 14,010 km or 7,565 nautical miles. The 787-9 will bolster the airline’s services that span Asia, Australia, the Middle East, and the United Kingdom, meeting the growing demand for capacity on these routes.

Travelers can look forward to experiencing enhanced comfort aboard the 787 family. Features include air that’s more humid, lower cabin altitude pressure, and technology designed to smooth out turbulence. Beyond passenger comfort, the 787 Dreamliner family makes a clear statement in sustainability by slashing fuel usage and emissions by up to 25%, a significant step up from the aircraft it is set to replace.

Boeing Commercial Outlook for Southeast Asia

Boeing’s recent Commercial Market Outlook for 2023 shows a predicted annual fleet growth of 6.9%. It forecasts a delivery of almost 4,300 airplanes in Southeast Asia over the next two decades. This places Royal Brunei Airlines at the forefront with its latest investment in 787 Dreamliners, responding to the broader regional demand for widebody aircraft.

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