The Federal Aviation Administration believes that 4.36 percent of all U.S. pilots are women. Data from the International Society of Women Airline Pilots published in the Telegraph says there are 7,409 female pilots across the world, which is 5.18 percent of total pilots.
Lufthansa comes second with 7 percent while British Airways comes third with 5.9 percent. Southwest Airlines, has a female pilot share of 3.6 percent. Norwegian is at the very bottom of the ranking with women accounting for one percent of its pilots.
Several Saudi women have still managed to become pilots in recent years while Saudia, the country's national airline, has said it is looking into sending women abroad on scholarships to train to become pilots.