Welcome aboard Royal Brunei Airlines (RB). It is my great honour to extend our heartfelt congratulations and best wishes to His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu‘izzaddin Waddaulah, Sultan and Yang Di-pertuan Negara Brunei Darussalam, and the people of Brunei, on the 36th National Day celebrated on 23 February, 2020.
We are very proud to feature His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Mateen in our cover story. We are very grateful to His Royal Highness Prince Mateen for sharing his thoughts and advice on adopting healthy lifestyles. The full interview can be found in the In-person section at page 52.
Like previous years, in conjunction with National Day as well as Brunei Gastronomy Week launched on 19 February, 2020, we introduced a special Bruneian meal selection for our guests flying with us from
23 to 25 February, 2020. We trust you will enjoy the Bruneian culinary delights onboard and many more choices on offer at the various participating restaurants in Brunei. You can read more about this in the Inside RB section of the magazine.
In line with the National Day theme of “Achieving the National Vision”, RB has recently completed the renovation of our two hangars at Brunei International Airport (BIA). These hangars allow us to carry out maintenance work including c-checks on our new technology fleet of B787/a320neo aircraft and also provide office space and supporting infrastructure for the vast majority of our Operations Team. Launching in April 2020, RB Hangar 1 will feature the RB Centre of Excellence where training will be conducted in areas such as aircraft engineering, safety management, ground handling, services and products, and for the development of RB team members across the business. We have also added a Staff Café aptly named the Hub Café (Brunei is our hub airport) for our staff based at Hangar 1, Hangar 3, BIA, and other team members based airside.
Lastly, a sincere thank you for choosing to fly with RB. We look forward to earning your continued loyalty into the future.
Team RB at Brunei National Day parade 23 February, 2020.
Warmest regards, Karam Chand Chief Executive Officer