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Love is in the air: Air Asia marks 1st wedding onboard a commercial aircraft in the Philippines

Air Asia marks 1st wedding onboard

A couple bound for Caticlan on AirAsia flight Z2 225, took their relationship to greater heights, as they exchanged vows of love and forever, at 30,000 feet.

Kristoffer “Topy” Rustia and Micah Cura happily said their “I do’s” in front of their fellow passengers, with their loved ones as witnesses to what they described as an impossible dream come true.

Although Topy and Micah both studied in the same university, their paths crossed in 2018 during their initial cabin crew training in Malaysia. 

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While the world was shocked with the emergence of COVID-19 in December of 2019, the same month, Topy and Micah welcomed their healthy baby girl with so much hope for the future.

Kristoffer Rustia said, ”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.” 

Just last December  2020, Topy surprised Micah with a heartwarming proposal. As flight crew themselves, both had dreamt of getting married in flight. 

When the couple shared their plans with AirAsia, their Allstar colleagues instantly worked together to make their dream come true.

“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”,

Micah Cura said, “Topy and I 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. 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.”

AirAsia for its part made the necessary preparations, security, and risk assessment to ensure that health and safety protocols were observed during the flight.

The bride, groom, together with less than ten members of their immediate family, and all passengers who were on board the flight tested negative for COVID-19 and submitted all necessary documents as part of the health and safety protocols prescribed by the COVID-19 Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) and local government of Aklan.

AirAsia Spokesperson Steve Dailisan said, “Indeed, love is in the air! Congratulations to our newlyweds! Dreaming big and making it happen—this is what AirAsia is all about. We hope that your story inspires people to never give up on spreading love. 

AirAsia is very happy to have been part of this historic union, the 1st wedding onboard a commercial aircraft in the Philippines, flying to one of the World’s best Islands, Boracay.”

After tying the knot on board, the couple, together with their families enjoyed an early dinner reception with AirAsia’s 5-star hotel partner, The Lind Boracay.

The couple will spend their honeymoon in one of The Lind Boracay’s 119 cozy rooms and will get to enjoy the view of the island’s well-known sunset by the beach.


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