Friday, November 20, 2015

All-Female Flight Crew a First for Ethiopia Airlines

(Nov 20, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA))--Ethiopian Airlines is dispatching its first-ever flight operated by an all-female crew. The flight was scheduled to depart for Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday night. The airline says it wants to promote women’s empowerment and encourage more African girls to pursue aviation careers.

Ethiopian Airlines female crew members  (Facebook)
Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde Gebremariam said attracting more women to aviation jobs is one of the reasons for hosting the female flight, together with empowering women. “It’s going to be very inspiring for all the women all over the world, aviation women and particularly the African woman.

Because, as you know, here in the continent of Africa, we are lagging behind in women empowerment. So this is going to inspire all the school girls in Africa that they have a very bright future in the 21st century,” Gebremariam said. Read more from Voice of America »

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