U.A.E.’S FIRST FEMALE EMIRATI CAPTAIN IN COMMERCIAL AVIATION
KHADIJAH MORA, VIA EMAIL
In the Sept. 7 issue of eflyer, we told readers about Etihad Airways making history with the United Arab Emirates’ first female Emirati captain in commercial aviation. We asked: Is an airline’s support of gender diversity important to you when selecting an airline? One reader wrote in: I heard this news about Capt. Aisha Al Mansoori and felt so empowered seeing her photo, wearing her uniform. It definitely makes me happy to see some progress being made, but at the same time, I feel disheartened. It’s 2022 and Al Mansoori is only now the first female Emirati captain in commercial aviation. I hope she proves to other women this is possible and we begin to see more and more women enter the field, feeling confident and capable of anything their male counterparts can do. A big congratulations to Capt. Al Mansoori; I will be following her to see what she accomplishes next!