Royal Brunei Airlines to restart direct flights to Taiwan

Taipei, Dec. 2 (CNA) The national flag carrier of Brunei, Royal Brunei Airlines, will restart direct flight services to Taiwan on Monday after a 15-year hiatus.

The company will use an Airbus A320neo to fly three round-trip flights per week between Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport and Brunei International Airport, according to Royal Brunei's official website.

Flights will depart from Brunei every Monday, Thursday and Friday at 10:15 a.m., arriving in Taoyuan at 1:45 p.m., and depart from Taoyuan on the return leg at 3 p.m., arriving in Brunei at 6:30 p.m. the same day.

There's no time difference between Taiwan and Brunei.

The carrier first launched flights to Taiwan in 1986 but ended the service in 2003 due to the adverse impact of the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) scare on the travel industry.

More recently, it has been providing charter flights between the two destinations during the Lunar New Year holiday.

For the re-established air link, Taiwan is referred to as Taipei, TPE on the airline's website, which identifies all destinations by cities and their airport codes.

Royal Brunei is restarting the service after bolstering its fleet with seven new single-aisle A320neo aircraft this year.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel