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Saudi women take to the air as co-pilots and hostesses

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Riyadh – International low-cost Flynas unveiled plans to hire Saudi women as co-pilots.

The airline said that it would become the first airways company operating in Saudi Arabia to embark on such an unprecedented step.

“Flynas is enabling Saudi women to have a greater role in supporting the economy of Saudi Arabia”, said Chief Executive Officer Bandar Almohanna said in a statement reported by Bloomberg.

The carrier, previously called Nas Air, was founded in 2007 and changed its name to flynas in 2013.

The airline has a fleet of 30 aircraft and has over 1000 scheduled flights weekly, according to its website.

The airline announced last year it would become the first Saudi carrier to fly to Iraq in 27 years after flights were suspended when President Saddam Hussein invaded neighbouring Kuwait in 1990.  

The brand new Adeel airlines have also unveiled plans to start soon hire 20 Saudi air hostesses and 15 stewards. 

It issued a statement on its websites urging Saudis aged 23 to 30 to start applying for the jobs on the 30th of September. 

The low-cost company, which is owned by the Saudi Arabian Airlines, launched its first flights on the 23rd of September 2017.

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