Couple tie a knot on SpiceJet flight to Madurai, flout Covid rules

They say weddings take place in heaven, but this couple took their wedding ceremony to another level when they decided to get married in midair!

Deciding to seal their special love bond by getting married in Heaven, the Madurai couple booked a full charter flight. They flew from Madurai to Bengaluru as the wedding ceremony was held mid-flight and the couple’s relatives were on the flight.

Several photos of the event have gone viral on the internet, in which the groom is seen tying the mangalsutra and having his picture taken with his new bride. Photographer in one shot encourages them to smile for the camera, news agency reports ANI.

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According to the visuals, the flight appeared to be at full capacity. (ANI)

Parents and guests are also seen standing behind the couple and there are also visuals of the interior of the plane with people seated and enjoying the function. Most of them have been seen without a face mask and not meeting Covid-19 standards.

SpiceJet must take appropriate action in accordance with the rules

SpiceJet responded to the incident saying: “A SpiceJet Boeing 737 was chartered by a travel agent in Madurai on May 23 for a group of passengers for a ride after their wedding.”

The airline further said the customer was clearly informed of the Covid-19 guidelines to be followed and was denied permission to perform any activity on board.

“Despite repeated requests and reminders, passengers have failed to follow Covid guidelines and the airline is taking appropriate action according to the rules,” SpiceJet added.

According to reports, officials said they were unaware of the outdoor wedding.

“A SpiceJet charter flight was booked yesterday from Madurai. Airport Authority officials were not aware of the in-flight wedding ceremony,” Madurai Airport Manager S Senthil Valavan said.

In videos that have gone viral on social media, the bride wearing a sari is adorned with flowers and jewelry and the groom is also dressed in traditional South Indian attire.

The DGCA orders an investigation into the outdoor wedding episode

India’s Director General of Civil Aviation, Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), has opened an investigation into reports of an in-flight wedding ceremony and ordered the crew to be removed of its functions.

The DGCA also requested the registration of a complaint against all passengers who participated in the celebration of the marriage on board and who violated the appropriate behavior of Covid-19.

“The crew members are not registered. The airline has been ordered to file a complaint against those who do not follow the appropriate behavior of COVID-19 with the competent authorities,” said a DGCA official. ANI.

Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu has reported 35,483 new Covid-19 cases and 422 deaths – a drop seen for the second day of Sunday. With that tally, the number of cases is 18,42,344 and the death toll 20,468 so far.

The state is currently on lockdown until May 31 due to ongoing coronavirus restrictions.

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