Love is in the air (literally): Garuda Indonesia plans to roll out onboard wedding package

A plane from the Garuda Indonesia fleet. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
A plane from the Garuda Indonesia fleet. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

After a slew of hits-and-misses with experimental onboard services ⁠— such as serving meals from fast food chain Hoka Hoka Bento and inflight musical performances ⁠— Indonesian flag carrier Garuda Indonesia’s planes may well become wedding venues as it seeks to launch an onboard wedding service for passengers.

“We’re currently in talks with several wedding organizers. We will offer interesting packages, and we won’t be looking for profit in the beginning. We’ll prioritize on giving a new experience and product,” Garuda’s president director Ari Askhara told reporters on Friday, as quoted by Kumparan.

Before you get too excited about a mile high wedding, it should be noted that plans for the service are in its infancy.

“When it comes to a wedding ceremony, the date and location need to be clear (for administrative purposes). It may be more complicated up there. Is it held in Yogyakarta or maybe Surabaya if [the bride and groom] are flying to Denpasar?” Ari said.

Regardless, Ari said he believes the package could be a hit among upper-middle class millennial passengers. He said it’s possible that each guest of a wedding ceremony be charged normal ticket prices, but it’s also possible that the service would only be available on chartered flights.

Would you say “yes” to Garuda’s proposed wedding service?


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