Saudia Airlines Joins In On The Progress By Offering Pilot-Training Scholarships For Women In The Kingdom


Yup, you heard it right. The Kingdom’s national carrier is looking into offering pilot- training scholarships for women to soon fly the skies.

This week has been nothing but good news for the women of Saudi and this one might just take the cake: first the streets, soon the skies.

500 women work in Saudia Airlines, but mostly in the Financce and IT sectors. No pilots as of yet but fingers crossed, that will change soon.

Sources reported that the airlines is looking to destory the taboos, similar to women driving, in the Kingdom, according to Gulf News.

Although there is no law against women being pilots, like driving, women in Saudi weren’t given piloting jobs

Hanadi Zakariya, who was Saudi’s first licensed female pilot in 2014, personally went through this when she tried applying to jobs in the Kingdom. Shortly after, she was flying luxury private plans owned by Waleed bin Talal for the Kingdom Holding Company. 

She recently tweeted an updated renewal of her piloting license, and says ‘impossible is not in her dictionary.’

“I break the good news to you that my commercial aviation licence was today renewed by the General Civil Aviation Authority (GACA), and with it, my hope for a career opportunity in my country was renewed,”


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