Man finds he is only passenger aboard 188-seater Boeing 737

Man finds he is only passenger aboard 188-seater Boeing 737

Skirmantas Strimaitis described his journey as a ‘once-in-a-lifetime experience’.


Skirmantas Strimaitis was the only passenger on his flight from Vilnius to Bergamo (Skirmantas Strimaitis via AP)
Skirmantas Strimaitis was the only passenger on his flight from Vilnius to Bergamo (Skirmantas Strimaitis via AP)

A man flying out for a skiing holiday had an unusually quiet flight as he had an entire plane to himself.

Skirmantas Strimaitis was the only passenger aboard the Boeing 737-800, which can seat up to 188 people, as he flew from Lithuanian capital Vilnius to Bergamo in northern Italy last month.

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A Boeing 737-800 can seat up to 188 people (Martin Rickett/PA)

The only other people aboard the flight, which lasted more than two hours, were two pilots and five crew members.

Strimaitis told the Associated Press it was “a once-in-the-lifetime experience”.

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Skirmantas Strimaitis was heading for a skiing holiday in Italy when he realised he had the plane to himself (Skirmantas Strimaitis via AP)

The Novaturas travel agency said it had chartered the plane to fly a group home from Italy, and to avoid flying empty on the outbound leg, one-way tickets were sold. Only one person bought one.

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