Travel, Tourism & Hospitality

Saudia receives Diamond status for flight health and safety

Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) has been awarded the Diamond status by APEX Health Safety powered by Simpliflying for the airline’s efforts in ensuring the highest standards of cleanliness and sanitization across its operations.
The APEX Diamond Status from the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) is an accolade which recognises industry leadership and stewardship in ensuring that the airline is deploying stringent measures in safety and protection from Covid-19. 
Speaking about the latest award presented to Saudia, Chief Executive Officer Captain Ibrahim S. Koshy, said: “Saudia places the safety of its guests and team members with highest importance and is committed to exemplary, rigorous sanitization protocols for every step of the journey."
Captain Koshy added: “Safety is paramount. Our team is dedicated to excellence and is ready to provide Saudia’s signature hospitable service onboard while following the coronavirus safety measures which the airline has instituted.”
“SAUDIA’s rise to become a 2021 APEX Five Star airline has now been further advanced by reaching the pinnacle Diamond-level of hospital-grade health safety for the wellbeing of every customer,” APEX CEO Dr. Joe Leader stated. 
“With APEX’s 42-years serving as a global non-profit dedicated entirely to advancing airline passenger experience, Saudia’s commitment to customer care has never shined as brightly as proven now by SimpliFlying exhaustive, scientifically-based review.”
"Saudia has raised the bar for health safety standards in the industry by initiatives such as the brand partnership with Dettol and sanitisation of lavatories after each use. Taking such hospital-grade in ensuring health safety goes a long way in bolstering trust among travellers," said Shashank Nigam, CEO of SimpliFlying. - TradeArabia News Service