Ethiopian Airlines Announces Its First All Female Operated Flight

Ethiopian Airlines is making history by operating it's first all women functioned flight on the Addis Ababa – Bangkok route. This includes an all-female crew, and female flight deck, crew members and senior female executives. On-ground flight preparations will also be conducted by women, Yahoo reports.

Group Chief Executive Officer of Ethiopian Airlines, Tewolde GebreMariam, said in a statement:
“It is a great honor for us to have competent Women Aviation Professionals at Ethiopian in every aspect of the aviation field, which portrays Ethiopian as gender responsive organization that strives to pursue its underlying stance of being an equal opportunity employer.We are very proud of their achievements and contributions and it is our sincere belief that this will continue with an enhanced magnitude and passion to sustain Ethiopian on its fast growth trajectory. 
“Above all, this is an ample opportunity to inspire young African female students to believe in their dreams and embark to fill the skill gap for aviation professionals. Women are the continent’s greatest untapped resources, and we are hereby fully dedicated to ensure the increase number of women in decision making positions on top of key operational areas by consistently grooming and mentoring successor female employees for top managerial, technical and operational positions. We invite the whole world to watch our all-female operated long haul flight to and from Bangkok.”
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