Royal Brunei to resume LHR to Ho Chi Minh service

Royal Brunei Airlines is resuming its Brunei to Ho Chi Minh City route in October.

The move mean passengers can now fly with the airline from London Heathrow to Ho Chi Minh City, with a transfer at Brunei International Airport.

The Brunei to Ho Chi Minh City route was suspended in 2011 when the airline cut a number of Australasian routes (see news, June 2011).

The four-times weekly service to Vietnam’s largest city will resume on October 17.

Royal Brunei Airlines will use a B787 between London and Brunei. The Brunei to Ho Chi Minh leg will be operated by an A319 on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, while on Sundays an A320 will be used.

Dermot Mannion, Royal Brunei’s deputy chairman, said: “Our commercial team do regular route studies to develop and increase connectivity for our markets.

“In their latest studies, Ho Chi Minh City has emerged a frontrunner in providing connections for key markets from Melbourne, Dubai and London and also for regional destinations like Kota Kinabalu.”

Graham Smith

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  • Sorry Graham – is this some kind of sixth freedom service or is it simply Royal Brunei reopening their Brunei-HCMC route, which happens to connect with their London-Brunei service?

  • The report already states that the service is via Brunei which means a reopening of their Brunei-HCMC route.

  • So this is really relaunch of the Brunei to SGN route? It is just that you will be able to conenct on to it from the LHR service. You will have to get off the plane from LHR and get on a different plane (A319/A320) to SGN.

  • The London-Brunei leg will be operated by a B787, while the Brunei-Ho Chi Minh leg will be operated by either an A319 or A320.

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