The low-cost airline Flydell operates the flight to Saudi Arabia. The flight left the capital Riyadh for Jeddah yesterday. Flydell spokesman Imad Iskandarani said most of the seven crew members were Saudi women. The first officer in the crew is a Saudi woman. However, a foreign woman was in charge of the captain of the flight.
Saudi Arabia’s civil aviation authority has called for the role of women in aircraft management to be strengthened in recent years. In 2019, Flydale authorities announced that this would be the first flight in which a Saudi woman has served as a co-pilot. Saudi officials are working to develop the aviation sector. So that the country becomes a center of global travel.
Saudi Arabia’s civil aviation wants to ensure 33 crore passengers a year by 2030. Saudi Aviation plans to invest হাজার 1 trillion in the aviation sector during this period. There are also plans to build a mega airport in Riyadh. Saudi Aviation plans to move 5 million tons of cargo every year.
However, industry analysts are worried about whether Saudi-based airlines will be able to compete with Emirates and Qatar Airways. Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has lifted a ban on women driving, including going out without a male guardian.