Inspiring! Ethiopian Airlines First Ever All-Female Flight Crew Takes Off Today!

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Moments like this are what we live for!

For the first time in their 70 years of service, Ethiopian Airlines will let ladies run things on their flights.

Beginning today, Thursday, the 19th of November, 2015, all flights from the capital of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa to Bangkok, Thailand will be managed solely by women.

The flight will be handled by women in every aspect – from planning, to aircraft maintenance, and from the pilots to air traffic controllers. Even upon arrival in Bangkok, all customs and immigration officers will be female.

Mothers are also included in the new change with a nursing room readily available with modernized amenities like reclining chairs. Since the flight is roughly eight and half hours long, breastfeeding mommies are offered refrigerators to store breast milk, as well as, electronic breast pumps.

The Airlines shared this picture of their pilots Amsale Gualu and Selam Tesfaye on their Twitter. See that below.


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Speaking on the historic move, Tewolde GebreMariam, CEO of the Airlines said, “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 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.”

See another picture of the crew below!


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