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A Saudi Arabian Airlines passenger plane is pictured parked at the tarmac of Ninoy Aquino International airport in Pasay city, Metro Manila, Philippines September 20, 2016. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Jeddah – Saudization of women jobs is welcomed, affirmed the Saudi Arabian Airlines, as there is no problem in benefiting from females in its various facilities on land or in air.

Director General of Saudi Arabian Airlines Saleh al-Jasser told Asharq Al-Awsat that opening the door before Saudi women in the aviation field is welcomed, but he didn’t specify a deadline for commencing the recruitment of females at a time when men pilots are applying for vacancies open in Saudia.

“Everything is possible. The plans aim at going along with the developments of the society and the aviation industry on diverse levels. We are open to all what serves the country and citizens,” he added.

Jasser stressed that Saudia invested in human resources through continuing to attract citizens via training programs that become jobs later on – he pointed out that during the past months procedures of the third batch of trainees were completed within King Salman Scholarship Program.

King Salman Scholarship Program aims to provide sponsorship to 5,000 Saudi youths in the fields of aviation sciences and airplanes’ engineering and maintenance in some of the most noble global universities and training academies, according to Jasser.

Director General of Saudi Arabian Airlines Saleh bin Nasser al-Jasser revealed the intention to send two flights to Iraq weekly in order to recover some markets that were lost for security and political reasons in the past period, adding that the increase of Saudi-Iraqi flights is likely during the coming period.

Commenting on the operational share to be acquired by Saudia, he stated that the anticipated inauguration of the new airport in Jeddah would increase number of passengers, confirming that inaugurating the new King Abdulaziz International Airport will introduce a new level of aviation industry in the kingdom.