SIA welcomes aboard first 2 women pilots

SINGAPORE Airlines (SIA) has, for the first time, hired women to fly its planes. Two of them joined in August during the last intake of cadet pilots.

Their training – in Singapore and Australia – will take between two and three years, after which they will be rostered for commercial flights.

SIA spokesman Nicholas Ionides confirmed the hiring but said no target has been set for the number of women pilots to be hired. The airline has about 2,000 pilots.

“We will recruit whoever is the most qualified,” he said.

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