Bandar Seri Begawan - Royal Brunei Airlines (RB) celebrated their 38 years of serving the skies as the country's national flag carrier with a religious celebration to send out prayers for the years to come at the Royal Brunei Surau in the RB training centre in Jalan Kustin.
To honour the 38th anniversary of the launching of RB, a blessing ceremony was held for good sanction. The guest of honour was RB Chairman and also the Deputy Minister of Finance, Dato Paduka Awang Haji Bahrin bin Abdullah.
The ceremony began with a mass Zohor prayer, followed by Sunnat Hajat prayer and concluded with recitation of prayers. The guest of honour together with invited guests then proceeded to the training centre for a cake-cutting ceremony to mark RB's 38th anniversary celebrations.
RB's Deputy Chairman, Dermont Mannion, thanked the government, board of directors and staff for their support over the past year. He said, "Royal Brunei has achieved many milestones this past year. We are looking forward to the years ahead as we continuously strive to provide a better service to our passengers."
RB was established on November 18, 1974, as an independent corporation wholly owned by the Government of Brunei Darussalam. The national carrier is set to introduce the Boeing Dreamliner 787 in October 2013 which will further enhance the travel experience for passengers in visiting the Sultanate of Brunei, gateway of the island of Borneo.
--Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin