ADDIS ABEBA – Ethiopian Airlines has made yet another history on 7 March 2020 operating an all-women functioned flight to Washington DC.
Africa’s Largest Aviation Group has scored the all-female flight crew feat highlighting the airline’s progress in empowering African women, and the contribution of women to the socio-economic development of the continent.
Ethiopian Group CEO Tewolde GebreMariam, depicted the all-women functioned flight as “remarkable”.
“Ethiopian firmly believes that such remarkable flights inspire African women and young girls to dream big and realize their dreams not only in aviation but also in science, technology, engineering, art, and other fields,” the CEO said.
“While we celebrate the economic, social and political achievements of women in Africa, we take a bold move towards further championing gender equality in Ethiopia and Africa at large,” he added.
Ethiopian all-women flight crew flew the B777 from Addis Ababa to the U.S. capital on the eve of International Women Day.
The airlines said all the ground operations including flight dispatch, load control, ramp operation, onboard logistics, safety and security, catering as well as air traffic control have also been handled by female professionals.
Ethiopian said it creates an enabling environment for women to become the next generation of aviation experts.
The airline has seen a remarkable rise in the number of women in different leadership positions.
Ethiopian has been operating all-female flights since 2015. The airline has so far flown to Bangkok, Kigali, Lagos, Buenos Aires and Oslo with all-female crew.
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