New all-Business-Class airline BEOND set to fly to Maldives


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Today: New all-Business-Class airline BEOND set to fly to Maldives

A brand new airline took flight this month. Beond — the world’s first premium leisure airline – will fly a fleet of state-of-the-art Airbus A320-family plane in a novel luxurious, lay-flat configuration, bringing passengers to the Maldives from Europe, the Middle East, and Asia-Pacific.

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Last October, with occasions within the Maldives attended by dignitaries, traders, supporters and staff, and at a world media occasion broadcast on-line and in-person in Dubai, the airline showcased its refined and distinctive plane livery on its first airplane, an Airbus A319. This plane which may also be on show on the Dubai Air Show in mid-November – has the license plate 8Q-FBA, and it’s roughly 20 years previous, having first flown for EasyJet, earlier than being transferred to another airways, together with Tuifly and Sundair. In its Beond format, the Airbus A319 provides seating to 44 passengers in an expensive all lay-flat configuration.

Beond goals to develop quickly. The service will take supply of an Airbus A321 in late 2023 and an Airbus A321LR in 2024. Both the A321 and A321LR will characteristic 68 absolutely flat Business Class seats, versus solely 44 seats on the A319. Beond goals to have a fleet of 32 state-of-the-art Airbus A320s inside 5 years to fly to 60 locations across the globe.. The Airbus planes will all boast spacious inside with premium consolation seats that mix the very best of the world’s massive aviation and enterprise jets. Beond has labored with famend West Coast-based boutique model, innovation, and design consultancy paulwylde on its positioning, model technique, naming, identification, and cabin expertise design, and has its plane seats designed by main Italian seat producer, and Red Dot Award winner, Optimares (learn extra under the picture).

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“Welcome to Beond. 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,” stated Tero Taskila, CEO of Beond, and a founder. “Today is but the beginning of our vision for our customers, embodied by this beautiful aircraft — inside and out. We could not be more pleased to showcase it in Maldives, our home, and Dubai. We wish especially to thank the government of Maldives and our supporters there, the Maldives Civil Aviation Authority, and SIMDI Group — each of whom believed in our vision for a new airline in Maldives. Our team will do its best to bring tourists to this beautiful nation.”

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Beond airline has three completely different charges for Business Class, and there’s fairly a little bit of differentiation between them:

  • The Delight Experience fare class consists of 40kg of checked baggage, 10kg of cabin baggage, provides seat assignments for a payment, doesn’t supply lounge entry, and solely provides ticket modifications for a payment
  • The Bliss Experience fare class incrementally provides seat assignments without spending a dime and lounge entry
  • The Opulence Experience provides 60kg of checked baggage, 15kg of cabin baggage, and free ticket modifications

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Beond airline’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 immediately and the scheduled service launch, early chicken prospects have chartered the plane to expertise the Maldives. In addition, the airline introduced new routes from Milan and Dubai, starting in late March 2024. Flights between Europe and the Maldives will make a with a refueling cease in Dubai.

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