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Set for History, Ethiopian Airlines dispatches 1st all-female crew operate flight from Addis Ababa to Lagos Dec 16

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Ethiopian Airlines is set to make history with an all-female crew for a trip within African. The Ethiopia national carrier has announced that the special crew will man a flight heading to Nigeria.

The entire team managing the flight will comprise women, from the pilots and cabin crew to in flight ramp operations as well as flight dispatchers on the ground.

The December 16 flight from the capital Addis Ababa will head to Lagos, the commercial capital of Africa’s most populous nation.

This flight shows 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.

“This flight shows 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,” one employee said.

All female crew

But Ethiopian Airline has a history in offering all-female flights. In late 2015, a similar crew flew passengers from Addis Ababa to the Thai capital, Bangkok.

At the time, Captain Amsale Gualu and co-pilot, Selam Tesfaye were handed the task of flying the crew and passengers. The historic nature of the mission lit up the face of Tesfaye who said she was happy to be part of the feat. ‘Its a legendary day for Ethiopian Airlines,’ she stressed.

 

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