Wedding photo shoots arrive at Narita

The operator of Narita airport near Tokyo has started a service that lets couples pose for wedding pictures in front of planes and facilities. It is offering the photo shoots while demand for overseas flights is low.

Narita International Airport Corporation started the service with nearby hotels after the coronavirus state of emergency was lifted.

One couple in their 20s had their pictures taken in front of a passenger jet on a parking apron on Monday.
They then moved to the departure lobby for photos in front of the electronic bulletin board.

The bride said she has only seen planes from a distance before, so being able to see one up close will be an unforgettable memory.

Narita International Airport Corporation official Asai Toshitaka said he wants couples to experience something that is only available under such unusual circumstances.

He also expressed the hope that events like this will help cheer up staff in an industry hit hard by the pandemic.