Airbus A320 from Flynas landing at Dubai Airport, United Arab Emirates, on March 9, 2017. (Shutterstock/File)
Flynas said it will soon start recruiting Saudi women to work as co-pilots as the kingdom loosens gender restrictions to bolster economic growth.
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, Chief Executive Officer Bandar Almohanna said in a statement.
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 2007, Flynas has a fleet of 30 aircraft flying to 17 Saudi and 53 international destinations, according to its website.