Atlas Air Releases Statement On Delayed WWE Flight From Saudi Arabia
Due to mechanical issues, WWE talent weren’t able to leave Saudi Arabia in time to make it to SmackDown today like previously planned. The airline responsible for the chartered flight is Atlas Air. They just released a statement on the ordeal via Pro Wrestling Sheet.
“A chartered WWE passenger flight operated by Atlas Air is currently delayed in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia due to a mechanical issue,” the company wrote. “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.”
As previously reported, WWE talent are expected to leave at 8 p.m. ET now.