Besides being the youngest person to circumnavigate the globe solo, Rutherford is the youngest person to circumnavigate the globe in an ultralight aircraft.
The flight operated by flyadeal, budget subsidiary of flag carrier Saudia, was from the capital Riyadh to the Red Sea coastal city of Jeddah on Thursday, flyadeal spokesman Emad Iskandarani said.
Maryam Mujtaba told Azad Jammu and Kashmir President Sardar Masood Khan that flying was her dream since childhood and “PIA had given her wings to translate it into reality.”
Nineteen-year-old Zara Rutherford landed back at Kortrijk-Wevelgem Airport in Belgium after flying 51,000 km (32,000 miles) over 52 nations https://flyzolo.com/route since her Aug. 18 departure in the world's fastest microlight aircraft.
Waqar Ahmed Jadoon was an attendant on flight PK-781 from Islamabad to Toronto, according to PIA officials. A missing person complaint has been filed with the Toronto police and disciplinary action has been initiated against him, the report said.
Sheikha Mozah said: “I’m thrilled to be the first female pilot to test this revolutionary aircraft. It was not only a personal milestone but an opportunity to shatter another glass ceiling for women.
Lt. General Sheikh Saif attended the graduation ceremony of the 52nd male batch and the 12th female batch of pilots, at the Khalifa Bin Zayed Air College. This year's cohort included candidates from a number of brotherly countries.
Rutherford took off from Kortrijk-Wevelgem International Airport in western Belgium aboard her lightweight Shark, the world's fastest light aircraft.
In September, Emirates embarked on a worldwide campaign to recruit 3,000 cabin crew and 500 airport services employees to join its Dubai hub to support its operational requirements arising from the travel industry recovery.