A Kurdish woman is the first female to receive a certificate allowing her to fly a Boeing 737-800 plane for Iraqi Airways,
Warte Abubair Ali is a 26-years-old and earnt her certification in civil aviation in 2015 in Denmark. She has been hired as a pilot for Iraqi Airways’ Boeing 737 flights.
The Minister of Transportation in Iraq Kazem Finjan al-Hamami said: “The ministry has noted she met all the requirements of success and excellence from the finest institutes, and wishes her further success.”
“She is the first woman to fly a Boeing 737 in Iraq,” Dana Mohammed, media officer in the public relations department at Sulaimani International Airport, told Rudaw English. ?