SAS holds first gay air wedding

SAS holds first gay air wedding

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 “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.