'Wonderful airport': couple fly to fairly tale wedding after smooth Shaka lift-off

2010-05-03 00:00

A COUPLE from KwaZulu-Natal and 40 of their family and friends were among the first passengers to fly from King Shaka International for their wedding in Mauritius.

Sean Temple from Hilton and his fiancée Kim Lynn will get married tomorrow in a fairytale wedding at the La Plantations Hotel in Mauritius.

While they have been planning their wedding for over a year, they had no idea they would be flying out from the new airport on its opening day. “I panicked a bit when the travel agent told me this, as we still had a connecting flight to catch in Johannesburg. I was reading the newspapers to see how things were going,” said Temple.

He said that, despite the nerves, he knew that everything would work out in the end.

Lynn also admitted to being worried that the airport would not open on time or that their flight would be delayed.

“I was relieved when I read reports that it would be opened on time.

“I’m so excited to be able to fly out on its opening day. It makes our wedding even more special,” she said.

“It is Kim’s dream to get married on an island, so I had to make sure everything was perfect. It’s also very special that we are flying out on the first day,” said Temple.

More than 100 guests are flying in from Singapore, London, Hong Kong, New York and Dubai for the wedding.

“We are blessed to have so many wonderful friends. They are going to hear all about this wonderful airport,” he said.

Jane Evans of Hilton Travel, who arranged the flights for the group, said she was ecstatic that everything had gone according to plan.

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