A picture of two female Pakistan International Airlines pilots who flew a flight to Gilgit has gone viral on social media.
First Officer Shumaila Mazhar confirmed that Captain Maryam Masood and her all-female crew flew the PIA plane from Islamabad to Gilgit and back on Wednesday.
According to tweet by the PIA,
“The flight to Gilgit is very challenging and requires a lot of precision and technique,” the national carrier said on Twitter.
While sharing the picture of the two, they also added,
“Our dynamic duo, Captain Maryam Masood and First Officer Shumaila Mazhar make it look as easy as they fly through the mountains celebrating the beauty of our northern areas! Way to go!”
This is not the first time female PIA pilots commanded a flight on their own.
“It’s very common for an all-female crew to command PIA flights,” the first officer said.
“Maryam Masood is one of the best captains we have on board,” she added.
Twitter is full of praises and encouragement for both female PIA pilots: