Ethiopian Airlines

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Date: 25 February 2019
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Ethiopian Airlines

25 February, 2019 - The East African airline has finalised all preparations to once again celebrate International Women’s Day by operating an all-women functioned flight - this time on Addis Ababa – Stockholm – Oslo route on 8 March, 2019, with a theme of "All women functioned flight to operate from the continent of African to meet with their counterparts in Europe to show the power of women to the world"

The flight will be operated by Ethiopian Airlines women professionals from flight deck all the way to the ground including airport operations, flight dispatch, load control, ramp operation, on board logistics, safety and security, catering as well as air traffic control.

Group Chief Executive Officer of Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, explains: "women are an integral part of our success story from the start and with this dedicated flight, we honour and celebrate their indispensable contribution to our aviation Group and the broader aviation industry, our country and the continent at large. Although women are Africa’s greatest resource, gender inequality still persists in our continent. Therefore, we all need to ensure that women take their rightful position in all human endeavour by creating the right conditions and through all-inclusive engagements models."

Ethiopian operates five weekly flights to Oslo, Norway via Stockholm with ultra-modern Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

Ethiopian Airlines has operated four previous flights to Bangkok, Kigali, Lagos, and Buenos Aires, with all women aviation professionals.

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