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Royal Brunei Airlines Appoints Captain Sabirin Hj Abd Hamid as Chief Executive Officer

Royal Brunei Airlines has appointed Captain Sabirin Hj Abd Hamid as the carrier’s new Chief Executive Officer. Captain Sabirin has served as Royal Brunei’s Acting CEO since October 11, 2021.


Royal Brunei Airlines’ New CEO, Captain Sabirin Hj Abd Hamid – Photo Inset Credit: ©The Bruneian

On Friday (December 2, 2022), Royal Brunei Airlines announced the appointment of Captain Sabirin Hj Abd Hamid as the carrier’s new Chief Executive Officer, with the appointment previously becoming official on November 1st, 2022. Captain Sabirin has served as the airline’s acting CEO Since October 11, 2021. He joined the company in 1988 under Royal Brunei’s cadet pilot program, later joining AirUK Airlines in 1989 at London-Stansted as First Officer on the Fokker Friendship F27. In 1992, Captain Sabirin returned to Brunei as First Officer on Royal Brunei’s Boeing 757/767 fleet.


In 2007, he was promoted to Vice President – Quality, Safety and Security Operations, later becoming the Head of Quality, Safety, Security and Environment from 2012. Captain Sabirin was then appointed Royal Brunei’s Chief Operations Officer (COO) in January 2021, before becoming Acting CEO in October 2021. As the carrier’s new CEO, he will draw on over 30 years industry experience to ensure the safe, reliable and sustainable operation of the airline, while focusing on elevating the guest experience onboard Royal Brunei Airlines’ modern fleet of aircraft.


Royal Brunei Airlines operates a fleet of 14 modern aircraft including five Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners, seven Airbus A320neos and two Airbus A320ceos. The national airline of Brunei Darussalam, the carrier operates one of the youngest fleets in the world with an average aircraft age of under four years. Royal Brunei has Skytrax 4 Star Airline Rating as well as a Five-Star Major Regional Airline Award from APEX Official Airline ratings.



Source: Royal Brunei Airlines

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