Scandinavian airline to hold first mid-air gay wedding

Caroline Jackson September 2, 2010
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A Scandinavian airline hopes to host the world’s first mile-high gay wedding.

SAS Scandinavian Airlines is running an online competition to find a lucky couple to walk down the aisle during a flight from Stockholm to New York on December 6th.

“Love is in the air” is the airline’s social online campaign and it is accepting entries from couples wishing to celebrate their nuptials up in the air.

The winning couple with the most online votes will then marry onboard.

The winners will receive return business class flights with SAS to New York, with three nights’ luxury accommodation in New York. The couple will then be whisked away to Los Angeles to enjoy another three nights’ accommodation at Hollywood’s Andaz Hotel.

The company says it has been conducting onboard weddings for straight couples for years but believes this will be the first time a gay couple marry in the air.

SAS chief commercial officer Robin Kamark said: “SAS is the national airline of three of the world’s most liberal and progressive countries, especially when it comes to LGBT rights, so we feel this is a natural celebration of love.”

Jeff Rebello, PR manager for SAS told “The ceremony will be conducted by someone who has the authority to do so during Swedish airspace, where gay marriage is legal.”

The company is also running a US version of the competition with VisitSweden, where one couple will win a VIP wedding and honeymoon package to Sweden.

If the winner is UK-based, SAS will provide connecting flights via Scandinavia.

To submit or vote for a couples’ application, go to

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