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All-Female Crews Lead 2 Egyptian Flights for the First Time Ever

In celebration of Egyptian women, two EgyptAir flights with all-female crews took off yesterday from Cairo, and it was completely normal!

Two flights took off from Cairo International Airport yesterday with all-female crews; one destined for Abu Dhabi and the other to Kuwait. The event was held in celebration of Egypt’s women who are honoured by three events during the month of March; International Women’s Day on March 8th, Egyptian Women’s Day on March 16, and Mother’s Day on March 21st.

The flights take-off was attended by the Egyptian Minister of Aviation, Sherif Fathi. The Abu Dhabi-bound aircraft was an Airbus 330, led by Captain Hasnaa Taymour and First Officer Sarah Abdel-Fattah. The Kuwait-bound one was a Boeing 800-737, captained by Heba Darwish and First Officer Sarah Roshdy.

Earlier this month’s, Nevine Darwish became the first Arab female pilot to fly the world’s largest commercial plane, the Airbus-380 for Emirates Airlines. Also in February, Magda Malek became the first Egyptian female pilot to fly the Boeing 300-777, which is a very long range aircraft.