Ahmed Ali Al-Kinani
JEDDAH — Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) will not employ Saudi women as air hostesses on its flights, spokesman of the national carrier Abdul Rahman Al-Fahd said.
He did not give reasons but said Saudi women could work in the female customer service sections in the reservation offices which are scattered all over the Kingdom and also exist at local airports.
The spokesman kept mum on the future prospects of opening the door for Saudi women to work on board or in the direct reservation offices.
Fahd, however, said Saudi women could join Saudia team in the commercial sector which includes sales for women only.
“Saudi women may also join the airlines to work in the financial sector or in its IT departments,” he said.
He said the Saudi women are dedicated, have proven themselves and made a number of achievements in the areas which they are working for in Saudia.
Saudia is the first airline company in the Arab world which was established in 1945 with a single DC-3 aircraft.