Ethiopian Airlines to Fly All-Female Operated Flight on Addis-Bangkok Route

Ethiopian Airlines will operate an all-women crew flight on November 19, 2015 from Addis to Bangkok. (ET)

Tadias Magazine
By Tadias Staff

Published: Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

New York (TADIAS) — Ethiopian Airlines says it will fly an all-female operated flight to Asia this week to publicize its diverse workforce, which the company states is made up of 30% women employees.

The airline’s flight scheduled for November 19th on the Addis Ababa – Bangkok route “is aimed at crystalizing Ethiopian corporate conviction of ‘Women Empowerment for a Sustainable Growth’ and it is the first of its kind in Ethiopian 70 years of service,” the press release said.

“This historical flight will be operated by an all-female crew led by female flight deck, crew members and senior female executives onboard that flight.”

The on-ground flight preparations will also be conducted by an all-female crew including in “Cabin Operations, Airport Operations, Ramp Operations, On-board Logistics, Aviation Safety & Security, Ticket Offices, Catering, and Global Call Center” as well as those working as “Flight Dispatcher, Load Controller, and Air Traffic Controllers.”

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