5 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.
To mark its brand launch, Fiji Airways, formerly Air Pacific, set out on a search for 5 couples to get married on board its flagship A330 aircraft on a flight from Auckland to Nadi, Fiji.
The 5 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.
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."