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Flynas plans soon to hire Saudi Arabian female co-pilots - Dotemirates

Flynas plans soon to hire Saudi Arabian female co-pilots

Bloomberg Flynas said it will soon start recruiting Saudi women to work as co-pilots.The Riyadh-based airline said it will be the first among Saudi carriers to recruit women in senior positions. The move aims to enable Saudi women to have a greater role in supporting the kingdom’s economy, CEO Bandar Almohanna said.Under Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, Saudi Arabia has eased rules that had limited female participation in the workforce and removed a longstanding ban on women driving. Women, however, still need the approval of male guardians to travel or marry — though not to obtain a driver’s license.Established in...


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