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SAUDIA extends Braille offerings for visually impaired and blind passengers

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SAUDIA Braille guides

Saudi Arabian Airlines has committed to providing services and products onboard for all visually impaired guests.

In 2015, SAUDIA became the world’s first airline to introduce a comprehensive flight guide in Braille, and this year marked World Braille Day (4 January) by extending the service across in-flight entertainment (IFE) and cuisine options.

Passengers can select a Braille cuisine option at time of booking through a simple step while making a booking from the airline’s website or by calling SAUDIA. IFE options include audio descriptive movies and content onboard.

Saudi Arabian Airlines prints all material in-house with its full-spectrum Braille printer in order to transform all materials and applications, such as special meals and menus, safety procedures and magazines in Braille for in-flight use.

Commenting on the services provided by the airline, Chief Executive Officer of SAUDIA, Captain Ibrahim S. Koshy said: “SAUDIA is committed to being an inclusive airline, providing amenities, services and support for all guests. We take pride in making our very best efforts to provide a comfortable, welcoming and hospitable experience from each point of the journey.”

Dettol and Saudia launch hygiene partnership

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Saudia has launched a partnership with Dettol Arabia to help its guests as well as cabin crew access industry leading hygienic products throughout flights.

With immediate effect, Dettol will providehygiene products such as wipes to all on-board before expanding to other areas including aircraft hygiene.

As part of the partnership, Dettol will also provide critical information to all passengers around COVID-19. Dettol has recently created the Myth buster website to help update consumers on risks and best practices to avoid the virus from spreading. Together, SAUDIA and Dettol will be communicating a number of awareness messages accessible to all onboard which will look to advise consumers on how to stay safe whilst travelling.

“Dettol is extremely proud to be the official hygiene partner of Saudia. The partnership comes at an unprecedented time and will guarantee customers and cabin crew have access to the highest quality of hygiene and health products whilst traveling. Both Dettol and Saudia share common values keeping consumers at the heart of our business, especially during these uncertain times. We look forward to rolling out various initiatives throughout this partnership to ensure Saudia guests and staff remain safe, hygienic and aware on how best to keep safe during their travels,” said Shahzeb Mahmood, Regional Director for the Middle East, RB Health.