Royal Brunei will no longer operate nonstop between London and Bandar Seri Begawan.
Effective November 1 Royal Brunei will operate to Bandar via Dubai, as it did until 2018.
It is expected to gain fifth-freedom rights between London-Dubai and vice versa as happened before.
It means that if approved, Royal Brunei will doubtless offer keen fares through the travel trade.
This is good news for economy-minded corporate travellers and the many expats based in the UAE.
Thrice weekly schedules by B787 are:
BI 98 London Heathrow-Dubai 1700-0415 (following day)
BI 98 Dubai-Bandar Seri Begawan 0545-1730
BI 97 Bandar Seri Begawan-Dubai 2025-0110 (following day)
BI 97 Dubai-London Heathrow 0300-0720
Note that flights depart London every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
Flights depart Bandar Seri Begawan every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.