Earlier this year, we celebrated the first Egyptian woman to fly the Boeing 300-777, Magda Malek. A couple of weeks later, Nevine Darwish became the first Arab female to fly the world’s largest commercial plane, the Airbus-380 for Emirates Airlines. You think that’s all?
Just a couple of days ago, two flights took off from Cairo International Airport with an all-female crew. The first flight which was heading to Abu Dhabi was an Airbus 330, led by Captain Hasnaa Taymour, First Officer Sarah Abdel-Fattah and a team of ten attendants and two security members. While the trip to Kuwait was in a Boeing 800-737 captained by Heba Darwish and First Officer Sarah Roshdy with five attendants and two security members.
Minister of Aviation, Sherif Fathi, attended the flights take-off. And while this may seem like normal news, it still shows a huge change in the mindset of Egyptians.
2017 really seems to be a good year for women, proving that they can succeed in fields dominated by men due to the social norms.