Premium leisure airline Beond has launched its first commercial passenger service with a night flight from Munich, Germany to Malé, Maldives.

The airline will fly twice weekly from the capital of Bavaria to Maldives.

“With our first revenue flight, Beond has arrived. We were delighted to welcome our first guests on board. The flight is the start of their adventure to the beautiful Maldives and represents the starting line of our vision to build Beond as a luxury travel brand,” said Tero Taskila, the airline’s CEO.

“Beond seeks to redefine the skies, where luxury, comfort, and exclusivity are not just ideals, but realities experienced by every traveller.”

Taskila added: “We wish especially to thank the Munich Airport for their support for our inaugural flight and activities, and we thank the leading German travel agencies and media who met us in person and saw our product.

“We are thankful for the support of the government of Maldives and our supporters there, the Maldives Civil Aviation Authority, and SIMDI Group, each of whom have demonstrated belief in our vision for a new airline in Maldives.”

Beond launch

“We’re delighted that Beond selected Munich Airport as its first European origin,” added Oliver Dersch, Munich Airport’s Senior Vice President Aviation.

The commercial service launch continues a successful week for Beond. At the Dubai Airshow, Beond showcased its first aircraft to dignitaries, show attendees, and media.

The aircraft was then flown to Munich, where it was greeted on arrival at Munich Airport.

German travel agents and media toured the aircraft in Munich before the first commercial passenger flight — with each guest receiving a traditional gingerbread heart cookie.

Later this week, service begins from Zurich and Riyadh. Service from Dubai and Milan begins in Spring 2024.

The first aircraft is an Airbus A319 seating 44 passengers in a luxurious all lay-flat configuration. The airline will bring passengers to Maldives from Europe, the Middle East, and Asia-Pacific.
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