Saudia first to offer Braille on flights

Saudia first to offer Braille on flights
Updated 29 April 2015

Saudia first to offer Braille on flights

Saudia first to offer Braille on flights

Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) has become the world’s first airline to introduce a comprehensive flight guide in Braille for visually-impaired and blind passengers.
The guide will be available on both domestic and international flights, Abdul Rahman Al-Fahad, director general of Saudia, said.
He said that the integrated services now offered by the airline aims to enable passengers with disabilities to travel comfortably, starting from booking and ground services to services aboard planes, including special meals and distinctive services that meet their particular needs.
Al-Fahad said that Saudia is among the world’s best airlines in providing services for disadvantaged people and, in consideration of this, has received a number of awards.
The airline offers all of its services for to the disabled and disadvantaged through trained and well-qualified staff, in addition to elevators, special meals and. “Now, menus, safety procedures and magazines printed in Braille in-flight.”
Interestingly, the Saudi Arabia Airline Company has imported a state-of-the-art Braille printer to transform all of its lists and applications into Braille as part of this new move.