Ethiopian operates ‘All-Women Functioned Flight’ to Oslo on International Women Day


Ethiopian Airlines once again celebrated International Women’s Day by operating an ‘All-Women Functioned Flight’ on Addis Ababa–Stockholm–Oslo route on March 8.

The all-women flight had 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 was operated by Ethiopian Airlines women professionals from flight deck all the way to the ground including airport operations, flight dispatch, load control, ramp operation, onboard logistics, safety and security, catering as well as air traffic control, which was carried out entirely by women.

Group Chief Executive Officer of Ethiopian Airlines, Tewolde GebreMariam remarked, “We are immensely honoured that we have women trailblazers in every aspect of our aviation field. 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 endeavours 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.

It is to be recalled that Ethiopian Airlines has operated four flights to Bangkok, Kigali, Lagos and Buenos Aires, which were operated by women aviation professionals.