Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Weddings in the sky

LONDON, May 7 – A British budget airline wants to organise weddings in the sky, aiming to be the first carrier to let couples tie the knot at cruising altitude, it said Thursday.

Easyjet has applied to local authorities at its base at Luton airport, north of London, seeking permission for pilots to officiate in the sky-high nuptials.

"More and more couples are looking for an extraordinary wedding: under water, during parachute jumping, on the football ground — creativity knows no bounds," said the airline.

"If our request is replied positively, then so-called \’floating on cloud nine\’ would get a new meaning for people in love," said Paul Simmons, easyJet’s UK regional general manager.

A "small charge" would be levied for the service if approved, a spokesman added.

Luton Borough Council said it was awaiting full details of the proposal before assessing whether it could approve in-flight weddings.

"We have only just received a letter from easyJet and will be responding in due course," said a council spokesman.

"While there are clearly laws governing marriage ceremonies, we are not yet aware of the full details of what easyJet are proposing to do, therefore it would be inappropriate to comment further."

Easyjet captain Jeffery Husson added: "To officiate a wedding is a special honour for me. It would be exciting, if I could marry couples above the clouds."

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
Click to comment

More on Capital Business

Executive Lifestyle

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 12 – The country’s super wealthy individuals are increasing their holding of bonds, gold and cash, a new report by Knight...

Ask Kirubi

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 9 – Businessman and industrialist Dr. Chris Kirubi has urged members of the public to exercise extreme caution when making any...

Ask Kirubi

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 24 – Businessman and industrialist Dr. Chris Kirubi is set to own half of Centum Investment Company PLC, following a go-ahead...

Ask Kirubi

It is without a doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has caught the whole world by surprise. Although its full impact is yet to be...


NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun17 – Kenya’s tea leaves manufacturer Kericho Gold, has been awarded the Superbrands Seal by Superbrands East Africa for their quality variety...


NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 18 – Commercial Banks have been ordered to provide relief to borrowers on their personal loans, with loans eligible from March...


NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 13 – As the local telecommunications industry gears up to roll out 5G networks in the country, the Communications Authority of...


NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 22 – Airtel Kenya is offering free internet access for students in order to enable continued learning at home in the...