Former Air Jamaica Female Pilot for Women's Empowerment Conference in Miami April 8

Meet Jamaica's own Maria Ziadie Haddad the first woman hired as a pilot by Air Jamaica and the first female Captain at Air Jamaica. Jamaica was the fourth country in the Western hemisphere and the 13th in the world to hire women as airline pilots.

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Captain Haddad was among the crew of Air Jamaica's first all-female flight (on an A320) in December 1997 (JM 039 KIN-FLL). For the A320, this was said to be the second such flight in the world and the first in the Western hemisphere. READ MORE