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

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

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.

Press Association

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