All-female flight crew lands plane in country where they can’t drive a car

The first ever all-female flight deck crew for Royal Brunei Airlines has operated a plane from Brunei to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia.

Although it was a milestone for the airline, the pilot crew touched down in a country where women are still not allowed to drive a car.

The image, which was shared by Royal Brunei’s Instagram account last month, shows the airline’s first all-female flight crew sitting in the cabin of a Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Royal Brunei announced the introduction of its first all-female flight crew late last month, making it the latest in a string of airlines to mark the milestone.


“As a woman, a Bruneian woman, it is such a great achievement,” Surainy told The Brunei Times in 2012 when she received her captains’ epaulettes. “It’s really showing the younger generation or the girls especially that whatever they dream of, they can achieve it.”


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