Emirates has reacted to reports that the airline 'kicked off' Di Asa season 3 winner PM from their flight while she attempted to travel to Dubai because of her size.
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News went viral on Monday, November 19, 2019, that PM who was travelling to Dubai as apart of her prize had been stopped from boarding the Emirates plane because of her body size.
Confirming the incident in an exclusive interview with YEN TV, PM indicated she was to stand aside during the checking in while her runners-up Gaza and Maafia were allowed to go.
The news generated lots of debate and conversation on social media with many criticising Emirates for discriminating against PM.
But in a statement sighted by YEN.com.gh, Emirates Airline has justified its decision not to allow PM to board their plane.
According to Emirates, its decision was to ensure the safety and comfortability of all passengers including PM in this case.
“Emirates places the highest standards on in-flight safety and as part of this, it is a requirement that all passengers are safely and comfortably seated with their seatbelt fastened. An industry practice for passengers who cannot be accommodated in a single seat due to their size is for them to purchase an extra seat for their own safety and comfort, should a seat be available,” the statement read.
Meanwhile, PM in her interview with YEN TV assured her supporters that she was still going to travel to Dubai.
Describing the incident as a little inconvenience, PM revealed that the competition organisers, Atinka TV, were working around to get things resolved.
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