Ethiopian Airlines conducted an “All-Women” flight on its Addis Ababa – Stockholm – Oslo route to commemorate International Women’s Day (IWD). The flight, Ethiopian announced, has been operated by female professionals in the sky as well as on the ground. This included airport operations, flight dispatch, load control, ramp operation, on-board logistics, safety and security, catering as well as air-traffic control, all carried out by women alone.
Tewolde Gebremariam, Ethiopian’s Group CEO, when his airlines announced the planned flight, had mused, “We are immensely honored 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.”
The theme of the all-women flight is “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,” the carrier disclosed.
Tewolde further said, “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 persist in our continent.”
The Group CEO also emphasized the need for all to “ensure that women take their right position in all human endeavors,” and he said conducive conditions need to be put in place that encourage inclusive engagement for this to be realized.
So far, Ethiopian has operated four all-women flights to Bangkok, Kigali, Lagos, and Buenos Aires.
Top Image: The Ethiopian Crew at a Welcome Ceremony at Radisson Blue, Oslo
Source (Including Image): Ethiopian Airlines Twitter Page