Today March 8 2019 is International Women’s Day, and Ethiopian Airlines, the Ethiopian national flag carrier, has planned to mark the day with an all-women flight crew from Addis Ababa to Stockholm and Oslo.

The operation is themed “All women functioned flight to operate from the continent of African to meet with their counterparts in Europe to show the power of women to the world,” according to the airline.

The flight will be operated by Ethiopian Airlines female 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.

Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO, Tewolde GebreMariam said the flight is to honour women for their vital contributions to the aviation industry.

“We are immensely honoured that we have women trailblazers in every aspect of our aviation field. Women are 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.

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“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 endeavour by creating the right conditions and through all-inclusive engagement models,” he said.

Last year, the national carrier announced the deployment of an all-female crew for their flight from Ethiopia to Buenos Aires, Argentina to mark and celebrate International Women’s Day.

The state-owned flag carrier had before that broken barriers when it deployed an all-female crew for a special flight from Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria.

Other sources: Face2faceafrica

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