ICYMI: Saudia denied claims of planned sex segregation on flights

So, apparently, it isn’t true. Last month, there were reports all over the web that Saudi Arabia’s national carrier Saudia was set to separate between the sexes on flights following customer complaints. A few days after those reports, there were a number of follow-ups reporting that the airline denied the story. Many people (me included) missed that. Here  is a bit from the Arab News report:

“Denying that such arrangements are being considered, Abdullah Al-Ajhar, the airline’s spokesman, termed the reports as “false” and “misleading.”

Speaking to Arab News, Al-Ajhar asserted that there are no plans to separate passengers based on their gender.”

And for good measure, here is a Twitter exchange between the airline’s assistant marketing manager Abdul Rahman Al Fahd and Runway Girl Network, where he says that his words were misinterpreted.

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One Response to ICYMI: Saudia denied claims of planned sex segregation on flights

  1. Pingback: Is Saudi Arabia’s national carrier about to ban gender-mixing on flights? | The Paper Dispatch

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