RB wins coveted international award

Hakim Hayat

Flag carrier Royal Brunei Airlines (RB) received the award for Best Flag Carrier Financial Management Team Southeast Asia 2020 by CFI.co, a print journal and online resource reporting on business, economics and finance based in London, United Kingdom (UK) yesterday.

According to a joint statement from the airline and CFI.co, among the highlights of the report from the panel of judges were that they were impressed with RB’s active promotion on its Brunei hub, including its famous golden-domed mosques and biodiverse rainforest reserves, adding that the airline also offers regularly scheduled flights across Asia, the Middle East, Australia, and the UK. There are over 30 destinations in its network, including London, Dubai, Tokyo and Melbourne, while code-sharing and interline agreements add more destinations.

They also noted the airline’s four-star Skytrax and five-star APEX rating, which are consistent with the airline known for its service and warm Bruneian hospitality. “This boutique airline has become a well-known name in the tourism industry.”

The judges highlighted that RB also supports the productivity and growth goals of numerous companies across a broad range of industries.

“The CFI.co judging panel was impressed by the financial management skills that are underpinning this airline’s progress,” they added in the statement.

RB Finance Team in a group photo. PHOTO: RB

They also commended the business’ solid finance structure and its consistency in hitting its performance objectives and were impressed by the financial management skills that are underpinning this airline’s progress.

The judges also said in the report despite these trying times for tourism, with embargos on international travel threatening many players, RB has proven a competent captain despite
the turbulence.

“When health and safety measures grounded 95 per cent of its international flights, RB got creative and started booking private chartered flights. For its ingenuity, perseverance and impressive financial nous, the CFI.co judging panel presents RB with the award Best Flag Carrier Financial Management Team Southeast Asia 2020.”

Each year, CFI.co seeks out individuals and organisations that contribute significantly to the convergence of economies and truly add value for stakeholders.

Reporting from frontlines of economies on the move, CFI.co realises that best practice is to be found throughout the world. The Awards Programme aims to identify and reward excellence wherever it is found. The programme aims to inspire others to further improve their own performance.

Meanwhile, adding another feather to its cap this year, on July 28, RB was also featured as one of the airlines who made it to the annual Tripadvisor Travellers Choice Awards – Regional, based on ratings from travellers around the world for 2020.