Sunday, August 11, 2013
Highest Altitude Wedding: Fiji Airways breaks Guinness world record (VIDEO)
NADI, Fiji -- Five couples exchanged vows on August 7 at 41,000 feet above sea level (the minimum altitude required to set this new world record was 40,000 feet) aboard a brand new Fiji Airways A330, setting the new world record for the Highest Altitude Wedding,
according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: Fiji's national airline Fiji Airways has set a Guinness World Record for having the world's 'highest altitude wedding on an aeroplane' at 41-thousand feet. (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records' record for the longest wedding dress train measured 2488.65 m (8,164 ft 10 in) and was created by Lichel van den Ende (Netherlands). It was presented and measured in Zoetermeer, The Netherlands.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the most expensive wedding for pets; it was valued at $158,187.26 (£101,838) between Baby Hope Diamond (Coton de Tulear) and Chilly Pasternak (Virginia poodle), organized by Animal Fair Media Inc., Harriet Rose Katz, and the Jurimuah Essex Hotel in Central Park, New York, New York, USA.
To mark its brand launch, Fiji Airways, formerly Air Pacific, set out on a search for five couples to get married on board its flagship A330 aircraft on a flight from Auckland to Nadi, Fiji.
More than 400 New Zealand couples entered hoping to be one of the lucky couples married in the business cabin winning a free flight and complimentary stay in Fiji to enjoy their honeymoon courtesy of the Radisson BLU Resort Fiji Denarau Island and The Westin Denarau Island Resort and Spa Fiji.
Traditional Fijian masi artwork found inside the newly designed cabin and friendly Fijian cabin crew helped create an elegant celebration on board.
Fiji Airways Acting Chief Executive Aubrey Swift said the airline was excited to claim a World Record 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 Swift.
"With our new brand identity & 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 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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