Ethiopian Airlines marks Int’l Women’s Day with All-Women operated Flight 

Ethiopian Airlines has concluded arrangements to mark the International Women’s day, March 8, with an All-Women Operated Flight dispatched on the Addis Ababa – Kigali route. 
The flight is aimed at further strengthening Ethiopian corporate conviction of “Women Empowerment for a Sustainable Growth”.
The Sky Lucies will operate the flight fully on the ground and in the sky…. from flight deck crew members and Cabin Operations to Airport Operations; Flight Dispatcher; Load Controller; Ramp Operations; On-board logistics; Aviation Safety and Security; Ticket Offices; Catering; Air Traffic Controllers and Global Call Center.
Group chief executive officer of Ethiopian Airlines,Tewolde GebreMariam said, “we are thrilled to mark March 8 with an All Women Operated Flight, which reaffirms non existence of Gender specific profession, if equal opportunity for education is ensured for all. We sincerely believe that education is the greatest equaliser in the 21st century and that is the rationale for us to build an internationally recognised training centre, Ethiopian Aviation Academy, which has the capacity to train 4000 students annually with all the latest and next generation aviation technology training machines and facilities. We are now in a position to better serve the continent’s young men and women and equip them to win in the 21st century African Aviation development.
Above all, we want to inspire African girls to seriously think about careers as pilots, aircraft technicians, Cabin Crew, aircraft Engineers, aviation leadership among others”.

GebreMariam addeed that: “The 2016 theme for International Women’s Day is “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality”.
To date, aviation is still a male-dominated industry, we shall strive to step up the balance and ensure for our daughters and sisters that the sky is not the limit anymore.”

Ethiopian is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and fairness by providing equal opportunity in every area of its operation.
Currently, Ethiopian has around 3000 women employees, which account for nearly 30percent of its total workforce.
Ethiopian has conducted an All Women Operated flight to Bangkok on November 19, 2015.

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