Fly Beond, a luxury carrier based in the Maldives, is gearing up to launch its operations with direct flights from the Maldives to Dubai in September.

With a focus on delivering a private jet-like experience to passengers seeking luxury, Fly Beond will combine various high-end features to create a memorable flying experience. The airline’s inaugural flight, operated using an Airbus A321 narrow-body aircraft, will have a reduced capacity of 68 passengers, deviating from the standard high-density layout of 220 seats. Instead, passengers will enjoy lie-flat seats, offering comfort superior to recliners commonly found in domestic business class and some low-cost carriers. Lie-flat seats provide ample legroom and space for passengers to relax and unwind during the journey.

Fly Beond says it will provide sophisticated onboard service, accompanied by fine-dining menus, featuring fresh ingredients with a focus on minimising carbon footprint.

Fly Beond’s commitment to passenger satisfaction begins before takeoff. Passengers will be able to check in their baggage from the comfort of their own homes, with the airline ensuring worry-free delivery of the bags directly to the flight. This service allows passengers to have their luggage seamlessly transported from home to their hotel, eliminating the need to lug it through the airport. Media reports suggest that in select destinations, the airline will operate from private terminals, effectively bypassing long security queues.

In addition to these perks, Fly Beond intends to offer a limousine service to transport passengers to the airport in a timely and stylish manner. Furthermore, passengers will have access to an exclusive lounge, providing a sanctuary away from crowds and affording personal space while waiting for their flight.

Fly Beond is also committed to environmental sustainability. The airline boasts aircraft that rank among the most fuel-efficient in the industry, featuring next-generation engines that emit 50% less noise and carbon than conventional jets.

In a June interview with Bloomberg, Fly Beond’s CEO, Tero Taskila, revealed the airline’s plans to commence nonstop flights connecting the Maldivian capital, Malé, to Dubai, Delhi, and several other destinations in the Middle East and Asia. By the end of 2023, Fly Beond aims to serve seven cities in total.