Thursday, November 3, 2011

BYE BYE Royal Brunei

Last Friday 28October 2011 around 0100 hrs V8-BLD BI072 departed BNE for BWN for the very last time.
It was extremely sad to see a airline leave our skies as well as Perth and Auckland.
Royal Brunei commenced BNE operations in 1994 via Darwin twice a week with 757-200 equipment and when it pulled out of BNE the other day it was operating 6 flights a week with a 285 seater Boeing 777-200 .
In between those years Royal Brunei flew Boeing 767-300 aircraft to BNE.At it's peak services in 2008-2009 a daily 767 service operated BWN-BNE with 3 flights a week continuing onto AKL.AKL was delinked with BNE when the 777's came along.
BI was always a favourite airline with Queenslanders flying to the UK and Europe and was regarded as one of the cheapest carriers on that route.

BI you will be sadly missed. We wish you well .

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