WEDDING BELLS WILL SOAR
A private jet charter is offering China’s super rich a wedding experience that doesn’t come cheap.
Shanghai-based event planner Highlife Asia Group announced last month that it is partnering with American private-jet charter company AVICUS to create wedding packages targeting China’s affluent.
The company offers a very “auspicious” package starting at 68,888 yuan ($11,000) per person for a charter of 26 people.
“It’s a chance to wow family and friends and put on a bigger and better wedding than any before, as well as opening up the world for family members who may not yet have much global experience,” said Mark Byrne, CEO of Highlife Asia Group.
Byrne said he is optimistic that affluent Chinese couples will pay the price.
“Even if you are traveling in first class on a commercial airline, you are still subject to the same queues, delays, and operational decisions as anyone in economy,” said Byrne, adding that their service offers the flexibility of time with no lines at check-in or immigration, a departure of one’s choosing, and no delays.