11 February, 2020

Royal Brunei Airlines and Japan Airlines strike codeshare deal

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Royal Brunei Airlines, the national airline of Brunei Darussalam, and Japan Airlines (JAL) today announced a codeshare agreement that will allow JAL to offer four weekly flights between Bandar Seri Begawan and Tokyo Narita.  Royal Brunei will place its code on flights to major cities in Japan, such as Sapporo New Chitose, Osaka Itami, Nagoya Chubu, and Fukuoka, offering greater options for RB guests.
Ticket sales will begin from February 14 on all channels and major GDS, for travels from February 17, 2020, subject to regulatory approvals.
**schedule effective March 1-28, 2020

Karam Chand, Royal Brunei’s Chief Executive Officer said “We launched our four times weekly flights between Bandar Seri Begawan and Tokyo just last March and it is already one of our more popular routes. We are delighted to have Japan Airlines as our newest codeshare partner on this route and supplementing our network with more cities in Japan offering more travel options for RB guests. We warmly welcome Japan Airlines guests onboard our flights which will be operated using one of our game-changing A320neo aircraft. Both RB and JAL guests can look forward to the modern cabin features of the aircraft, our award-winning RB service known for our Bruneian hospitality and an unmatched level of in-flight entertainment (IFE) with more than 1,000 entertainment content to enjoy on-demand at every seat.”
Yuji Akasaka, President of Japan Airlines, said “This agreement will further expand our international network by adding Brunei Darussalam, an island nation featuring a colourful exhibition of fascinating customs and rich in nature. We look forward to a successful partnership that will generate excitement to travellers around the world.”

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