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Beond starts operations

Start-up premium leisure airline Beond has conducted its first commercial service, with a flight between Munich and the Maldives. 

The airline operated the service – with the aircraft flying via Dubai – on November 15-16.

Beond displayed its initial aircraft, an Airbus A319 painted in a distinctive dark livery, at the Dubai Airshow 2023. Registered as 8Q-FBA ( msn 2119) configured with 44 seats.

Copyright Photo: Javier Rodriguez. Seen at DWC, November 2023.

Javier Rodriguez reporting from Dubai Airshow.

Beond’s first aircraft is unveiled

Velana Airport made this announcement:

Celebrating the grand reveal of BEOND’s First Aircraft!

Donning a striking livery, BEOND marks a milestone as they arrive home in the Maldives.

Note: The first aircraft is the pictured Airbus A319-111 registered as 8Q-FBA (msn 2119).

Photos: Velana Airport.

The airline made this announcement:

  • The new airline unveiled its first aircraft in the unique Beond livery and perfectly appointed cabin with events in Malé and Dubai
  • Passenger flights begins in November from Munich, Zurich and Riyadh
  • New routes were announced to Milan and Dubai

A new airline took flight today, as Beond — the world’s first premium leisure airline — unveiled its sophisticated and unique aircraft livery. With events in Malé, Maldives attended by dignitaries, investors, supporters and employees, and at a global media event broadcast online and in-person in Dubai, the airline showcased its first aircraft, an Airbus A319 seating 44 passengers in a luxurious all lay-flat configuration.

Beond, the world’s first premium leisure airline takes delivery of first aircraft.

Beond’s inaugural flights are scheduled for November 2023, with the Riyadh inaugural departing November 9, the Munich inaugural departing November 15, and the Zurich inaugural departing November 17.

Between today and the scheduled service launch, early bird customers have chartered the aircraft to experience the Maldives. In addition, the airline announced new routes from Milan and Dubai, beginning in late March 2024.

Beond will fly a fleet of state-of-the-art Airbus A320-family aircraft in a unique luxury, lay-flat configuration, bringing passengers to Maldives from Europe, the Middle East, and Asia-Pacific. This first Beond aircraft will be on display at the Dubai Air Show in mid-November. Additional Airbus aircraft will join the Beond fleet in late 2023 and early 2024.

Beond Airline announces Munich and Zurich as its first European launch cities to the Maldives

  • The world’s first premium leisure airline offers all-lay flat seating and a premium travel experience from start to finish
  • Seats for the inaugural flights are available for purchase now through select travel agents and at flybeond.com
  • Service from Munich and Zurich begins in mid-November 2023

Beond, the world’s first premium leisure airline, is pleased to announce that Munich and Zurich are the initial origin cities for the airline, flying to Malé, Maldives.

The inaugural flights are scheduled for November 2023, with the Munich inaugural departing November 15, and the Zurich inaugural departing November 17.

Beond’s Chief Commercial Officer, Sascha Feuerherd said: “We are thrilled to announce Munich and Zurich as launch cities for Beond. Our customers there will enjoy an incredible premium leisure experience on their way to Maldives, a beautiful destination. Our team is hard at work preparing for service launch with a goal to exceed every expectation of our first customers from the moment they book with us.”

Beond will begin operations this fall with Maldives as its first hub. The service launch from Europe will begin with an Airbus A319 aircraft with 44 state-of-the-art lay-flat configuration, and a premium on-board experience including fine dining. The airline recently received its Air Operator’s Certificate in Maldives from the Maldives Civil Aviation Authority.