Saudi airline hails first flight with all-female crew

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A Saudi airline completed the country’s first flight with an all-female crew on Thursday, the Saudi civil aviation authority announced on Saturday, framing the flight as a milestone for women’s empowerment in the conservative kingdom. Flyadeal, a budget subsidiary of the national company Saudia, operated the flight from the Saudi capital Riyadh to the Red Sea coastal city of Jeddah. Most of the seven-member crew including the first officer were Saudi women, flyadeal spokesman Emad Iskandarani said. The captain was a foreign woman. Saudi Arabia is trying to expand its aviation sector and develo…

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