Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s Largest Airline Group and SKYTRAX Certified Four Star Global Airline, has revealed to its customers that it has concluded arrangements to once again operate an All-Women Flight on Addis Ababa – Stockholm–Oslo route on March 8, 2019, as part of the airline’s celebration of the International Women’s Day.
Recalled that Ethiopian Airlines had operated four All Women Flights to Bankok, Kigali, Lagos, and Buenos Aires. According to the airline, the all-women flight will have as a theme of “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.” Ethiopian operates five weekly flights to Oslo, Norway via Stockholm with ultra-modern Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
The historic flight will be operated by Ethiopian Airlines women 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, which will be carried out entirely by women.
Speaking on the All Women planned flight, the Group Chief Executive Officer of Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, said, “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, 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 persists in our continent. Therefore, we all need to ensure that women take their rightful position in all human endeavor by creating the right conditions and through all-inclusive engagements models.”