Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s Largest Airline Group celebrated International Women’s Day by operating an All Women Functioned Flight on Addis Ababa to Oslo, Norway via Stockholm route on March 08, 2019.
The all-women functioned flight operated from the continent of African to meet with their counterparts in Europe to show the power of women to the world.
The historical flight was operated by Ethiopian Airlines women 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 as well as air traffic control, which will be carried out entirely by women.
Group Chief Executive Officer of Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, remarked, “We are immensely honored that we have women trailblazers in every aspect of our aviation field. Women have been an integral part of our success story from the start and with this dedicated flight, we honor and celebrate their indispensable contribution to our aviation Group and the broader aviation industry, our country and the continent at large.
Although women are Africa’s greatest resource, gender inequality still persists in our continent. Therefore, we all need to ensure that women take their rightful position in all human endeavor by creating the right conditions through all-inclusive engagements models.”
Ethiopian operates five weekly flights to Oslo, Norway via Stockholm with ultra-modern Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
In the past few years, to mark this occasion, Ethiopian Airlines has operated four other flights to Bangkok, Kigali, Lagos, and Buenos Aires, which were operated by women aviation professionals.
I’m sure you’ll agree that the crew looks smart in their uniforms and what a great way to celebrate this important day!
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