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#1 zeqa

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 10:34 PM

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#2 BC Tam

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 11:27 PM

Note that for many days in the year, one doesn't get to see the sun in London anyway ..... be it rising or setting  :D

 

Incidentally, is that brightish spot just below the "-STOP" in picture above supposed to depict a London sunrise scene ? ;)


Edited by BC Tam, 21 May 2018 - 11:37 PM.


#3 Mohd Azizul Ramli

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 05:00 AM

Wow 7,015 miles!

 

Should be in the top 5 longest non stop flight from LHR.

 

That will look very nice in the flight record.

 

And it is the first scheduled non stop Europe-Borneo too.



#4 flee

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 08:41 AM

I wonder how they managed to get LHR slots....



#5 Mushrif A

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 10:18 AM

I wonder how they managed to get LHR slots....


BI has been operating to LHR for decades, arriving at similar times.

#6 CX B.

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 11:28 AM

are they dropping their DXB stop?



#7 Mushrif A

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 11:47 AM

are they dropping their DXB stop?

 

Since its a non-stop (meaning no, zero, zilch stops) to LHR from BWN, obviously!

 

But DXB remains as a stand-alone destination served 4x a week from BWN.

 

MEL remains a daily service. So, probably better use of their 787s, although 2 787s spend almost 12hrs on the ground in LHR and MEL to make the return departure timings more attractive.



#8 BC Tam

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 09:41 PM

Yes, the timings look quite good (at least for oneself, travelling from/to BKI)

One possible downside may be the early morning arrival into LHR and getting caught up in the morning rush hour during weekdays

Though can always while an hour or so away at the airport and commute after 9am, when train fares drop quite considerably :)



#9 kandiah k

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Posted 23 May 2018 - 09:09 AM

Updates from www.airlineroute.net  

 

Royal Brunei NW18 long-haul service changes

 

Royal Brunei on Monday (21MAY18) announced long-haul service changes, scheduled to commence on 28OCT18. The airline’s sole European service to London Heathrow, will be operating on nonstop basis, replacing existing 1-stop service via Dubai. Planned changes as follows.

effective till 27OCT18
Bandar Seri Begawan – Dubai – London Heathrow 1 daily 787-8
BI097 BWN1950 – 0005+1DXB0135+1 – 0555+1LHR 787 4
BI097 BWN2025 – 0040+1DXB0150+1 – 0625+1LHR 787 x4

BI098 LHR1745 – 0345+1DXB0515+1 – 1730+1BWN 787 D

effective from 28OCT18
Bandar Seri Begawan – Dubai 4 weekly 787-8
BI007 BWN0020 – 0500DXB 787 x246
BI008 DXB0600 – 1800BWN 787 x246

Bandar Seri Begawan – London Heathrow 1 daily 787-8
BI003 BWN0015 – 0650LHR 787 D
BI004 LHR1705 – 1440+1BWN 787 D

Bandar Seri Begawan – Melbourne Schedule change for Melbourne departure, moving from noon to evening hours. 1 daily 787-8
BI005 BWN1900 – 0500+1MEL 787 D
BI006 MEL1840 – 2240BWN 787 D

The adjustment marks the launch of airline’s nonstop service to Europe, bypassing The Middle East. The airline launched European service in 1990, initially operating with Boeing 757, via points in the Middle East. Operational dates listed below is based on data from OAG, actual launch date may vary.

01JUN90 – 31AUG91 Bandar Seri Begawan – Bangkok – Dubai – Frankfurt (2 weekly)
21NOV90 – 31MAY91 Bandar Seri Begawan – Singapore – Dubai – London Gatwick (2 weekly)

Boeing 767 introduced from June 1991, which saw the airline operated various routing up to October 2018:
Bandar Seri Begawan – Abu Dhabi – London Heathrow
Bandar Seri Begawan – Bangkok – Abu Dhabi – Frankfurt
Bandar Seri Begawan – Bangkok – Dubai – Frankfurt
Bandar Seri Begawan – Bangkok – Frankfurt
Bandar Seri Begawan – Bangkok – Sharjah – Frankfurt
Bandar Seri Begawan – Dubai – Frankfurt – London Heathrow
Bandar Seri Begawan – Dubai – London Heathrow
Bandar Seri Begawan – Kuala Lumpur – Bahrain – Zurich
Bandar Seri Begawan – Singapore – Dubai – London Heathrow
Bandar Seri Begawan – Yangon – Abu Dhabi – London Heathrow

Service to London Heathrow was launched in June 1991, replacing Gatwick; Zurich was offered between 1993 and 1996, Frankfurt served until September 2007.


Edited by kandiah k, 23 May 2018 - 09:18 AM.


#10 Izanee

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Posted 23 May 2018 - 11:20 AM

BWN-KUL-BAH-ZRH with a 767?? Amazing!

#11 Kenneth Chong WT

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Posted 23 May 2018 - 02:46 PM

BWN-KUL-BAH-ZRH with a 767?? Amazing!


Before the 767...they've even used the 757 all the way to Gatwick via Singapore and Dubai.

Edited by Kenneth Chong WT, 23 May 2018 - 02:56 PM.


#12 Mushrif A

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Posted 23 May 2018 - 08:43 PM

There was also BWN-KUL-BAH-CAI using 763.

At one time, you could see 3 BI 763s at Subang where one was heading to BAH, one to BWN from BAH and another was the regular KUL-BWN-KUL turnaround.

The service to KWI should also be added to the list.

#13 BC Tam

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Posted 23 May 2018 - 09:16 PM

At one time, you could see 3 BI 763s at Subang where one was heading to BAH, one to BWN from BAH and another was the regular KUL-BWN-KUL turnaround.

BI's secondary hub  :D






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