Mobile  |  About us  |  Photos  |  Videos  |  Subscriptions  |  RSS Feeds  |  Today's Paper  |  Classifieds  |  Contact Us
The Daily Star
THURSDAY, 24 APR 2014
09:05 AM Beirut time
Weather    
Beirut
17 °C
Blom Index
BLOM
1,214.01down
Middle East
Follow this story Print RSS Feed ePaper share this
Scuffle between Syrian air hostesses delays Saudi flight to Dubai
A+ A-

BEIRUT: A scuffle between Syrian air hostesses supporting their country's government and those against it resulted in the delay of a Saudi Arabian Airlines flight to Dubai, a Saudi newspaper reported Monday.

Witnesses told Al-Watan that the airplane was not more than 15 minutes into its ascent when the altercation broke out between the flight attendants.

The flight attendants have since been asked to refrain from engaging in public discussion of politics, especially given the distraction it causes and the fact that the recent incident occurred on company time, which could be grounds for dismissal.

“The problem is they are working in Saudi Arabia, which is supporting the Syrian people,” an official with Saudi Arabian Airlines told Al-Watan, noting that the airlines did not want the conflict to escalate to the point where it affected the company’s image or customer comfort and services.

The source added that the airline was keeping its commitment not to fly to Syria in line with international sanctions, which he said target the Syrian government and not the people.

 
Home Middle East
 
     
 
Saudi Arabia / Syria
Advertisement
Comments  

Your feedback is important to us!

We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.

Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.

comments powered by Disqus
Advertisement


Baabda 2014
Advertisement
Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Linked In Follow us on Google+ Subscribe to our Live Feed
Multimedia
Images  
Pictures of the day
A selection of images from around the world- Wednesday, April 23, 2014
View all view all
Advertisement
Rami G. Khouri
Rami G. Khouri
Israel shows Zionism’s true colors
Michael Young
Michael Young
For Christians, blessed are the dividers
David Ignatius
David Ignatius
An Iran deal is close, but we’re not there yet
View all view all
Advertisement
cartoon
 
Click to View Articles
 
 
News
Business
Opinion
Sports
Culture
Technology
Entertainment
Privacy Policy | Anti-Spamming Policy | Disclaimer | Copyright Notice
© 2014 The Daily Star - All Rights Reserved - Designed and Developed By IDS