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Flyadeal operates Saudi Arabia’s first all-female crew flight

Saudi makes history with its first fully female-staffed flight

Saudi Arabian low-cost carrier Flyadeal has operated the country’s first-ever all-female crewed flight.

The domestic flight, from Riyadh to Jeddah, had a crew of seven women. Co-pilot Yara Jan, 23, the youngest Saudi Arabian female pilot, was among them.

Jan said: “Although being a Saudi woman pilot is new, it is not impossible for our generation, especially with the backing that we are receiving from our beloved country and our respected leaders, who have supported me  to become the youngest female pilot in a Saudi airline.”

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Details of the historic flight were posted on the Flyadeal Twitter page with a photo of the crew.

The tweet read: #flyadeal operated the first flight with all-female crew, majority of which are Saudis by the newest A320 aircraft. Flight 117, flew from #Riyadh to #Jeddah

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