First Gulf Air female captain completes maiden commercial flight

Gulf Air, Bahrain’s national carrier, has announced that its first female Bahraini aircraft captain has completed her maiden commercial flight.

Captain Yasmeen Fraidoon joined Gulf Air in 2008 as a second officer, after graduating from Qatar Aeronautical College.

Accumulating the required flying hours, she completed the necessary training and went on to earn her fourth stripe and Captain ranking in March.

“Yasmeen’s accomplishment today is a reflection of her hard work, exceptional skill and tireless determination. We, the Gulf Air family, are incredibly proud to see the first female Bahraini Captain graduate from our ranks and do not doubt that she will be an example for many other Bahraini women looking to enter the field of aviation,” said Captain Nasser Al Salmi, Gulf Air chief operations officer.

Fraidoon added: “It is a great privilege to become Gulf Air’s first female Bahraini Captain. I have been passionate about aviation from a young age and that passion has driven me to surpass every challenge and hurdle along this journey.

"Being a Captain for Bahrain’s national carrier is a dream come true, and the fact that I’m the first Bahraini woman to do so is an even greater honour.”

Today, Gulf Air serves 37 cities in 22 countries spanning three continents with a fleet totaling 26 aircraft.

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