Fancy a wedding on a private jet? This African airline is taking weddings to the sky

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  • Wedding destinations are becoming more unique each year, and this year it is no different.
  • Uganda Airlines just launched two wedding packages, one called Sky Weddings and the other Sky Celebrations.
  • The Sky wedding package costs R464 000 and accommodates 16 guests on a private jet.

From weddings in Antarctica to weddings on a man-made spiderweb 163 meters mid-air, the post-lockdown lifestyle has inspired companies to offer unique destination wedding packages to couples tying the knot.

Taking weddings to the sky, Uganda Airlines is offering couples the opportunity to tie the knot on a private jet. The airline company has launched two wedding packages, one called Sky Weddings and the other called Sky Celebrations.

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Uganda Airlines announced its latest offerings during the Bride & Groom Expo in Kampala, Uganda, in July. Speaking to the Ugandan media outlet, New Vision, the airline's Chief Executive Officer Jenifer Bamuturaki said, “Sky Celebrations and Sky Weddings are moving from the ordinary way of celebrating relationship milestones to a very unique choice of taking your party from the grounds to the clouds."

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The ‘Sky Weddings’ experience is provided by private jet rental company, Air Charter Service. The experience costs $28 000 (R467 000) for a two-hour flight with 16 guests. The airline also shared that they will offer couples who have remained successfully married the opportunity to celebrate their anniversary in the air.

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“Imagine celebrating your nuptials aboard an aircraft, with your newly-wed [partner] on your most auspicious occasion taking a tour to the Pearl of Africa, with the best inflight hospitality among friends and family,” Jenifer said. The ‘Sky Celebrations’ experience is a journey that includes proposals, bridal shopping, weddings, honeymoons and anniversaries.

Sources: New Vision, Twitter, Air Space Africa

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