Melbourne,
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February
2011
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Australia's first couple to get married mid-air say 'I do' at 30,000 feet on a speci

Australia’s low fares airline, Jetstar is taking romance to new heights on Valentine’s Day as Adelaide couple Tanya and Simon tie the knot mid-air on a Jetstar flight from Adelaide to Sydney.

It is the first time an Australian couple have married on a commercial flight.

More than 60 guests – who will only find out about the venue for the wedding today – will join Jetstar cabin crew in the aisles to congratulate the newlyweds as they say ‘I do’ while in the air. The keen aviation enthusiasts approached Jetstar after seeing last year’s Valentine’s Day Promotion encouraging customers to propose onboard.

Jetstar Chief Commercial Officer, David Koczkar said Jetstar is thrilled to be part of Simon and Tanya’s big day.

Jetstar are proud to be an airline that brings people together so we’re delighted to be a part of Tanya and Simon’s big day as they get married surrounded by family and friends for this history making wedding,’ Mr Koczkar said.

‘In 2010, we offered customers the chance to win their honeymoon if they proposed to their partner onboard our Valentine’s Day flights and we’re pleased this year to assist with two loyal Jetstar customers to take it one step further to tie the knot,’ he said. Simon, Tanya and Tanya’s two children Sabrina (10) and Joshua (6) often watch planes taking off and landing at Adelaide airport. Their passion for holidays makes getting married on a Jetstar plane a natural choice.

‘We can’t believe this day has arrived. It’s amazing to think a year ago we talked about doing this as a half-hearted joke and now, we’re about to step onboard a flight to make history,’ Tanya said. ‘We have everything themed in Jetstar colours, including an orange bridesmaid’s dress, an aircraft wedding cake and even Jetstar padlocks for bonbonnieres’, Tanya said. Ex-Channel Nine and Channel Seven weather presenter and now mile-high marriage celebrant, Sue Cardwell said was thrilled to be part of this very unique wedding.

‘It’s definitely an unusual request. Tanya and Simon’s wedding will mark the first time in Australia a wedding ceremony will be performed onboard a commercial aircraft. ’ Sue said. Guests will enjoy a wedding reception at a restaurant in the domestic terminal at Sydney airport. The couple will fly Jetstar to their honeymoon in the Gold Coast later in the week. Facebook: ‘Like’ Jetstar Australia on Facebook at www.facebook.com/JetstarAustralia

About Jetstar

The Jetstar Group is one of Asia Pacific’s fastest growing airline brands with one of the most extensive ranges of destinations in the region. It is made up of Jetstar Airways (subsidiary of the Qantas Group) in Australia and New Zealand, Jetstar Asia in Singapore, Jetstar Pacific in Vietnam, and Jetstar Japan in Japan. Jetstar branded carriers operate up to 5,000 flights a week to more than 85 destinations. The Jetstar Group carried more than 37 million passengers in financial year 2017.