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SaudiGulf employs women at airport customer service

SaudiGulf Airlines has selected 10 females to work as “airport movement employees” where they help guide passengers

SaudiGulf employs women at airport customer service

A total of ten Saudi women are now working at airports in the customer service department of SaudiGulf Airlines under the title of 'airport movement employees', where they help guide passengers.

The move is in line with the Kingdom’s “Vision 2030” plan that includes a new framework for the growth and expansion of women’s employment, reported Al-Madinah daily.

SaudiGulf Airlines is working to raise the number of working women to 21 by the end of March 2017, according to the company’s chief executive Samer Al-Majali.

He said the airline is keen on empowering female employees and providing them with intensive training that allows them to address difficulties they may face as the first group of women in the field.

The female employees are now responsible for tasks that were once reserved for men, such as data input, passenger information verification and boarding services to first-class passengers, families and people with special needs.

Asrar Mushee, one of the first employees in the team, is proud of being one of the first Saudi women in the field. However, the position does not come without challenges, she said.

“It is a challenge to prove our capabilities and to prove to the community and the whole world that we are capable of success and innovation in all areas when we have the opportunity, and from my experience I can say: It is distinctive since we serve passengers, visitors and make them feel satisfied with what we are giving them,” said Asrar Mushee.

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