India has the highest percentage of female pilots in the world, Zoya Agarwal is one of them

Born in Delhi, India, Zoya Agarwal is a trailblazer in the world of aviation.

She first began flying for AirIndia in 2004. Back then, she was one of just a handful of female pilots. 

In 2013, she became the youngest female pilot in India to fly a Boeing-777. And now, India has the highest rate of female air captains in the world.

In India, 12.4 per cent of pilots are women. This figure is over twice the global average. Just 7 per cent of Air France’s pilots are female, whilst at Lufthansa and KLM it’s around 6 per cent.

Despite this comparatively impressive statistic, Zoya is not satisfied. (And nor should she be.)

“I want

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