All Nippon Airways offers weddings on grounded planes due to COVID-19 pandemic
All Nippon Airways will start offering exclusive wedding ceremonies in May aboard planes grounded due to the plunge in air travel amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the new service, couples can hold their wedding ceremonies aboard Boeing 777-300ER jets normally used for international flights. Up to 30 people can attend a ceremony. The usual in-flight meals are not part of the service. The new wedding service is currently only available for three days in May and six days in June. ANA will decide when to make the service available in the months to come based on its other flight schedules.
ANA will provide live music performances, and cabin attendants will read out congratulatory messages as if they were making normal in-flight announcements. Couples can also hold wedding receptions at an airport venue. The airline is offering the service for 1,555,000 yen ($14,300), including tax. All Nippon Airways lounge at Haneda Airport Terminal 2 can be used for weeding reception for approximately three million yen ($27,818).
All Nippon Airways is trying it’s best to bring in as much extra income as possible amid the pandemic through services like domestic sightseeing flights and offering meals on grounded planes. Worldwide airlines have to pay for aircraft maintenance even when the planes are not in operation. Source