Airline issues statement regarding WWE travel issues in Saudi Arabia

By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)

WWE passed along the following quote from Atlas Air regarding the issues that caused WWE personnel to remain in Saudi Arabia following WWE Crown Jewel.

“A chartered WWE passenger flight operated by Atlas Air is currently delayed in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia due to a mechanical issue. The flight was scheduled to depart at 0300 local time on November 1. Our top priority is always to ensure our passengers arrive safely and on time at their destination. The aircraft is being repaired and will be inspected and certified before returning to service to transport our passengers to their final destination. We regret that operational disruptions delayed the flight and apologize to our passengers who were inconvenienced.”

Powell’s POV: There’s no word yet as to whether there’s more than one airplane in Saudi Arabia. Sarcasm aside, hopefully the wait won’t be too much longer and the crew will return home safely.



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