BEOND Marks Inaugural Flight from Munich to the Maldives

BEOND completes inaugural flight from Munich to Maldives with flight BYD073.

BEOND completes inaugural flight

BEOND, (B4) has completed its inaugural commercial flight – marking a significant milestone in its operations.

The world’s first premium leisure airline launched its first flight, BYD073, operating from Munich’s Franz Josef Strauss International Airport (MUC) to Male Velana International Airport (MLE) in the Maldives, arriving on November 16, 2023. The flight included a fuel stop in Dubai.

Celebrating the Successful First Flight

On social media, the airline expressed its gratitude for the successful first flight, stating, “Our deepest gratitude to our treasured partners, dedicated teams and esteemed guests for the trust and support they’ve placed on us.” -BEOND on LinkedIn


Ahead of the inaugural flight, BEOND showcased its first aircraft, an Airbus A319 with a 44-seat all-lay-flat configuration, at the 18th edition of the Dubai Airshow, featuring the Maxima Plus ‘Vivaldi’ Leisure Class Seat  by Italian manufacturer Optimares.

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

Tero Taskila, CEO of Beond
BEOND's all premium cabin
BEOND’s all-premium cabin

BEOND’s Routes and Network Expansion Plans

In outlining its ambitious growth strategy, BEOND stated it intends to add 32 aircraft and expand to 60 destinations over the next five years.

The airline’s current schedule includes departures from the cities of Riyadh and Zurich to the Maldives in November 2023.