Beond Airlines Debuts as World's First Premium Leisure Airline with Exclusive Lay-Flat Experience
Beond Airlines has officially taken to the skies, introducing a new era of luxury travel as the world's first premium leisure airline. The airline unveiled its inaugural aircraft, an Airbus A319, featuring a sophisticated livery and a cabin appointed with 44 luxurious lay-flat seats. The launch events in Malé, Maldives, and Dubai were attended by dignitaries, investors, and media, signaling the airline's ambitious vision to offer an unparalleled travel experience to the world's most pristine and untouched destinations.
Tero Taskila, CEO of Beond and one of the founders, expressed the airline's mission at the unveiling: "Our aim is simple: to fly our customers to the most unique and unspoiled destinations where they can release their inner explorer on the most memorable vacation of their lives." The airline's commitment to this vision was echoed in the gratitude extended to the Maldives Civil Aviation Authority and SIMDI Group, among others, for their belief in the new airline's potential to bring tourists to the beautiful nation of Maldives.
Beond's inaugural flights were set to commence in November 2023, with departures from Munich, Zurich, and Riyadh. The Riyadh inaugural flight was scheduled for November 9, followed by Munich on November 15, and Zurich on November 17. Prior to the scheduled service launch, early bird customers have had the opportunity to charter the aircraft for exclusive experiences in the Maldives. Additionally, Beond has announced new routes from Dubai and Milan, starting in late March 2024.
Max Nilov, Chief Strategy Officer of Beond and a founder, shared his long-held dream of creating such an airline, stating, "We have created a premium experience coupled with an operating philosophy that is unmatched." The airline's unique offering is already garnering interest from customers and stakeholders in its launch cities and beyond.
Sascha Feuerherd, Chief Commercial Officer of Beond, anticipated a warm reception for the airline's first passengers, reflecting the excellent response the airline has received thus far. Beond plans to operate a fleet of state-of-the-art Airbus A320-family aircraft, all featuring the unique luxury, lay-flat configuration. The airline aims to connect passengers from Europe, the Middle East, and Asia-Pacific to the Maldives, with the first Beond aircraft was showcased at the Dubai Air Show in mid-November.
With additional Airbus aircraft joining the fleet in late 2023 and early 2024, Beond Airlines is poised to redefine premium leisure travel, offering an exclusive flying experience that caters to the discerning traveler seeking comfort, luxury, and the thrill of discovery.
For more information on Beond Airlines and its services, visit the official website. Beond Airlines is set to become a beacon of luxury in the skies, promising to elevate the standard of leisure travel to new heights.