The world’s first gay marriage on a plane has taken place on an SAS Scandinavian Airlines flight between Stockholm and New York on 6 December.
Although weddings have been performed on flights previously, this is considered to be the first dual same-sex wedding ceremony in history.
SAS Scandinavian Airlines hosted the ceremony for two couples – one gay, one lesbian – on one of its Airbus A340s.
Robin Kamark, Chief Commercial Officer of SAS, told PinkPaper.com: “SAS is the national airline of three of the world’s most liberal and progressive countries in the world, especially when it comes to LGBT rights, so we feel this is a natural celebration of love.”
The couples – Aleksandar Mijatovic and Shantu Bhattacherjee, from Germany, and lesbian couple Ewa Tomaszewicz and Gosia Rawińska, from Poland – received business class return flights to New York, three nights’ luxury accommodation in Manhattan, plus a second set of honeymoon flights to Los Angeles.