Ethiopian operates all women functioned flight for IWD

Ethiopian Airlines will be celebrating International Women’s Day by operating an all women functioned flight on its Addis Ababa - Stockholm - Oslo route.

The flight will operate today from the continent of Africa to meet with counterparts in Europe to show the power of women to the world. The historical flight will be operated and carried out entirely by Ethiopian Airlines’ women professionals; from the flight deck all the way to the ground including airport operations, flight dispatch, load control, ramp operation, on-board logistics, safety and security, catering as well as air traffic control.

Tewolde GebreMariam, the airline’s group chief executive officer, said: “We are immensely honoured 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 honour 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 right position in all human endeavour by creating the right conditions through all-inclusive engagements models.”

Ethiopian operates five weekly flights to Oslo, Norway via Stockholm on a 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.


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