Saudia to hire 50 Saudi women as flight attendants.

JEDDAH — Saudi Arabian Airlines announced the hiring of 50 Saudi women as flight attendants. Speaking to Okaz/Saudi Gazette, the national carrier sources confirmed that 50 airhostess positions have been allocated for female citizens in the first phase to work in Jeddah and Riyadh stations. They will take up job after undergoing training for two months.

Saudi Arabian Airlines announced earlier about the opening of jobs for Saudi women to work in the field of airhostess. The airline stipulated that the minimum qualification is secondary education and the age is between 20 and 30 years with fluency in English language.

The applicant’s weight shall be proportional to height according to the Saudi Airlines standards, in addition to passing the medical examination, the airline sources said.

Saudi Airlines recently celebrated the occasion of achieving 100 percent Saudization in the position of co-pilot in the national carrier.

In last January, Flynas, a low-cost Saudi private airline, said it would start recruiting Saudi women to work as air hostesses, in a new first while creating new job opportunities for women. It will be the first among Saudi carriers to recruit women in senior positions.

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