Two Pakistani Pilot Sisters Make History by Flying Boeing 777

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) have made history recently, and that too for a very good reason.

The national airline recently inducted two female pilots, Maryam Masood an Erum Masood. And yes, judging by their similar surname, these female pilots are sisters.

The two sisters have made history as they flew the Boeing 777 aircraft on Tuesday, operating two flights at the same time. They flew the planes for local as well as international destinations.

This is what Danyal Gilani, General Manager Public Affairs (PIA) tweeted about the sisters:

Between them, Maryam and Erum flew destinations from Lahore to Karachi, Manchester, New York and London.

Maryam, being the eldest, has been flying aircrafts as she had her license already. The younger sister Erum recently got her license to fly planes. They would now fly and captain a plane together.

We mostly associate PIA with controversial happenings that further damage the soft image of Pakistan.

But not today, as the sister-duo of pilots has made history in South Asia to be the first ever siblings to fly a plane together. It’s an honor for the whole country, not just PIA, but the airline nonetheless should be credited for making it happen.

Samir is the Head of Entertainment at Lens by ProPakistani. You can reach out to him at samir.ya...


    • What a stupid assumption. Of course there is. It’s called air traffic. And the consequences of a traffic accident are much much worse.

  • Hopefully PIA will regain their lost fame one day. We need to appreciate and stay positive for good things even if they are small

  • I personally know someone who is very very competitive pilot but was a victim of PIA politics and you know the monopoly of the flight captains who donot allow others beside their own relatives and children. Whereas look at them they both got licenses to fly airplanes. Can they fly better than him? I think absolutely not. Smelling of some strong Pawwa. These people wont let normal people come forward everrr.

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