Malaysia Airlines announces first female pilots

Malaysia Airlines has announced three women have broken traditional gender stereotypes to become the first female pilots with the airline, the company said.

Pearl Wendy Mak, Wang Wen Chien and Nur Waie Hidayah Mohamad Rasidin have become pilots with Malaysia Air.

According to the International Society of Women Pilots´ estimation in 2017 out of 130,000 pilots in the world, only 3% were female pilots.

Malaysia Airlines recently started its female pilot programme, which is now open for enrolment.