Ethiopian Airlines Makes History With It’s All-Female Flight Crew

Girl Power! From the pilot to the baggage claim assistants, Ethiopian Airlines just announced that tomorrow’s historic flight will be operated by an all-female crew. The historic all-female flight will take off tomorrow, November 19th and is certainly a great way to mark the airline’s commitment to “Women Empowerment.”

Tewolde GebreMariam, Group Chief Executive Officer of Ethiopian Airlines 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.”