Ethiopian Airlines has announced its first all-women flight to Nigeria.
According to the airline management, women are expected to fill every role on the flight; from the pilots and cabin crew to in flight ramp operations as well as flight dispatchers on ground,
The flight which will signal the first time the African airline will be operating an all-women flight in Africa, is expected to arrive Lagos, Nigeria from Addis Ababa on Saturday, 16th of December, 2017.
The special flight will have on board some selected Nigerian journalists.
While speaking, the pilot of the special flight Captain Amsale Gualu said: “This idea tells us that if women get equal opportunities and work hard I’m sure they can achieve whatever they want in all fields including the aviation industry.”
The all-female crew which also has Tigist Kibret as First Officer, will be flying the Boeing 777. In a country where few women have dared to enter the highly male-dominated profession of piloting, captain Amsale Guale, in 2010 became the first Ethiopian female captain by flying an Ethiopian Airlines Bombardier from Addis Ababa to Gondar.
The development is coming in line with the Ethiopian Airlines promise to promote women’s empowerment and encourage more Africanwomen to pursue aviation careers.