Sheikha Mozah receives plaudits after video is posted on Instagram on her announcing arrival at Milan Airport
Sheikha Mozah bint Marwan bin Mohammed bin Hasher Al Maktoum, who earned her wings as the first Emirati female pilot from Dubai’s royal family in 2016, has become a social media hit after flying an Emirates plane to Italy.
The Emirati princess, who passed the APP First Officer Programme from CAE Oxford Aviation Academy in 2016, is shown on the flick deck of the airline in a video posted by Sheikha Shamsa Al Maktoum, her aunt, has been liked by more than 6,000 followers.
Sheikha Mozah is shown in the video talking to the passengers over the microphone and announcing the arrival to Milan airport in both Arabic and English.
“Good morning ladies and gentlemen this is your first officer Moza Al Maktoum speaking, we are cruising at an altitude of 35,000 feet and we will be descending into Milan airport shortly,” she said.
In 2016, Aisha Al Mansouri became the first Emirati A380 female pilot to fly for Etihad Airways while her sister, Major Mariam Al Mansouri, became the first Emirati female fighter jet pilot.