Royal Brunei will delay the launch of its Boeing 787 flight from Melbourne to Brunei and on to London.
The daily Dreamliner service was due to replace Royal Brunei's current Boeing 777 on March 10th but will now debut on April 2nd, a spokeswoman for Royal Brunei's Australian office confirmed to Australian Business Traveller.
The airline will then offer Australia's first Boeing 787 service all the way to London – albeit with two stops which break the journey into three legs of around seven hours each.
The first leg leaves Melbourne at 12.15pm, reaching at the Brunei capital of Bandar Seri Begawan around 5.20pm.
After three hours relaxing in Royal Brunei's SkyLounge you're off to Dubai, where the Dreamliner makes an hour-long fuel stop before continuing to London for a 6.40am arrival.
Royal Brunei's Boeing 787 carries 254 passengers in a conventional two-class layout.
The 18 business class seats are arrayed in a 2-2-2 configuration with a 79 inch seat pitch.
Each set converts into a fully lie-flat bed of just under two metres (or 6' 5" in the old currency), including a personal Ottoman.
And if you're still scratching your head as to exactly where Brunei is – it's a tiny sovereign state nestled on the north coast of the island of Borneo, which in turn is divided between Malaysia and Indonesia.
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