Ethiopian Airlines to operate all-women flight on International Women’s Day
Ethiopian Airlines has announced that it will be operating all-women flight on March 8, 2019 to celebrate International Women’s Day.
According to the CEO of the Africa’s largest airline group, Tewolde GebreMariam, women have been an integral part of the success story of Ethiopian Airlines.
“From the start, women have been an integral part of our success story, and with the dedicated flight, we will honor and celebrate their indispensable contribution to our aviation group and the broader aviation industry,” GebreMariam said.
GebreMariam added that, the company is immensely honored to employ women trailblazers in every aspect of aviation.
The flight will take the airline’s Addis Ababa-Stockholm-Oslo route.
The flight will be operated by female Ethiopian Airlines professionals from flight deck all the way to the ground, including airport operations, flight dispatch, load control, ramp operation, onboard logistics, safety and security, catering, and air traffic control.
Despite a number of progressive moves and policies in Africa, GebreMariam said gender inequality still persists on the continent.
“We all need to ensure that women take their right position in all human endeavor by creating the right conditions and through all inclusive engagement models,” GebreMariam said.
Ethiopian Airlines has operated four all-women crew flights to Bangkok, Kigali, Lagos, and Buenos Aires.