A Filipino cabin crew couple exchanged vows at 30,000 feet above sea level during a flight bound to Boracay, thus marking the first wedding on board a commercial aircraft in the country.
Kristoffer Rustia, 26, and Micah Cura, 23, took their relationship to greater heights after saying their “I do’s” in front of their loved ones and passengers inside AirAsia flight Z2 225 bound to Caticlan.
The couple, who have been together for more than two years, both studied in the same university but their paths only crossed in 2018 during their initial cabin crew training in Malaysia.
Kristoffer proposed to Micah in December last year and shared to their colleagues in AirAsia their dream of getting married in flight.
“As crazy as it may seem, I envisioned Micah walking down the aisle in one of our flights wearing her lovely gown, not her cabin crew uniform. It seemed like it would be impossible, knowing that we work as flight attendants but AirAsia made it happen,” said Kristoffer, who has a one-year-old daughter with Micah.
“(The year) 2020 was filled with uncertainties and challenges for everyone in the airline industry but we are always reminded of our love for each other, and a promise of a brighter future for our daughter,” he added.
Meanwhile, Micah thanked those who made their “dream wedding” come true, adding that it will inspire people to never lose hope even in the middle of the pandemic.
“[We] are grateful beyond words. It’s one thing to get married, it’s another to fulfill that dream in a place where we started our journey together—inside the aircraft,” Micah said.
“Our prayer is that we are able to inspire people to just hang on, and never lose hope because there are still many things to be thankful for, despite the many challenges brought by the pandemic,” she added.
For its part, AirAsia assured that it made necessary preparations, security, and risk assessment to ensure that health and safety protocols were observed during the flight.
“AirAsia is very happy to have been part of this historic union, the first wedding on board a commercial aircraft in the Philippines, flying to one of the world’s best Islands, Boracay,” the airline said.
Sounds like the couple’s honeymoon location is a foregone conclusion.