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    BSB-Tokyo flight sees 70pc passenger load factor after two-year hiatus

    Azlan Othman

    Yesterday night’s Brunei-Tokyo flight was expected to have about 70 per cent load factor, with the number expected to continue to grow over time.

    This was said by Royal Brunei Airlines (RB) Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Captain Sabirin bin Haji Abdul Hamid as Chairman of Sabre Travel Network (Brunei) Sdn Bhd during Tokyo Hour at Sabre Brunei Travel Fair 2022 at OneCity Shopping Centre yesterday.

    It was held to commemorate the resumption of RB’s flight to Tokyo last night – the first after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic.

    Ambassador of Japan to Brunei Darussalam Maeda Toru was the guest of honour.

    Captain Sabirin added, “We launched our flights to Tokyo in March 2019 – which was very well received in Brunei and Japan, as well as around our network.

    Ambassador of Japan to Brunei Darussalam Maeda Toru and Royal Brunei Acting Chief Executive Officer Captain Sabirin bin Haji Abdul Hamid in a group photo at Sabre Brunei Travel Fair 2022. PHOTO: AZLAN OTHMAN

    “As the national carrier, we are proud to be able to provide the missing link to a key and important market such as Japan and be the catalyst to create more opportunities and collaborations between people, businesses and governments.

    “I would like to encourage our customers and guests to fly with RB to Tokyo, experience our inflight services onboard our modern Airbus A320NEO and arrive in Tokyo fresh in the morning, ready to explore what Japan has to offer.”

    The acting CEO also said the service launched in 2019 marked a significant milestone for both countries, which was anticipated to “enable tourism and trade between the nations and further strengthen the strong bond that already exists”.

    He added, “Now here we are, at the first travel fair since the pandemic, and we are ready to revive that connection – that catalyst – to give a new breath of life to the sense of adventure, to explore.”

    During the event, guests wearing Japanese-inspired costume participated in a quiz to win RB merchandise or Royal Skies miles.

    Passengers on the first flight to Tokyo also stood a chance to win 10,000 Royal Skies miles from RB’s #RBtoTokyo social media competition.

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