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Fiji Airways sets world record

Repeka Nasiko
Friday, August 09, 2013

FIJI Airways has flown itself into the Guinness Book of World Records by setting the record for the highest altitude wedding on an aeroplane at 41,000 feet.

The record follows the highly publicised in-the-sky wedding of five New Zealand couples on Wednesday.

The minimum altitude required to set this new world record was 40,000 feet.

According to the airline, the record was made official by Guinness World Records adjudicator Chris Sheedy, who joined the wedding entourage on their flight to Fiji.

Mr Sheedy verified the altitude and the wedding ceremony in New Zealand airspace and awarded Fiji Airways with the record immediately.

Fiji Airways acting CEO Aubrey Swift said the airline was excited to claim a Guinness World Records achievement.

"This was a unique idea to get five couples married on board, in our bid to raise awareness of the new airline branding and of Fiji as a wedding and honeymoon destination," said Mr Swift in a statement.

"With our new brand identity and service, based around an authentic Fijian experience, a couple's Fijian wedding really can start the moment they set foot on board.

"We're delighted that we were able to set a new Guinness world record. We kept this as a surprise for our five couples and it was great to see their reaction when they found out they were part of this world record."


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