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2019 IWD: Ethiopian operates all women functioned flight

2019 IWD: Ethiopian operates all women functioned flight

Ethiopia

<p>Africa’s biggest and most profitable airline, Ethiopian Airlines, on Friday celebrated the 2019 International Women’s Day, <span class="caps">IWD</span>, with an all female operated flight to the Norwegian capital, Oslo.</p> <p>The Stockholm – Oslo flight arrived in Norway in the morning of Friday (March 8) and was received by diplomats and the Ethiopian community in the country, the airline said.</p> <p>A select group of the women cut a cake on board the flight and popped champagne to much applause. The cake bore the inscription: “All-Women Functioned Flight – Stockholm Oslo.”</p> <p>An all-women team means the entire flight management team comprised of women: from the pilots and cabin crew to in-flight ramp operations as well as flight dispatchers on the ground.</p> <p>It is not the first time the airline has operated such a flight. In March 2018, a similar flight between Addis Ababa and the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires was undertaken.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Ethiopian Airlines <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Allwomenoperated?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Allwomenoperated</a> flight to Oslo has just arrived and Received a warm welcome by Diplomats and Ethiopian Community in Norway. <a href="https://t.co/KBC6acrx7v">pic.twitter.com/KBC6acrx7v</a></p>— Ethiopian Airlines (@flyethiopian) <a href="https://twitter.com/flyethiopian/status/1103932375229116417?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 8, 2019</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>In December 2017, Ethiopian made history by sending one such team on an intra-Africa trip from Addis Ababa to Lagos, and before that, in late 2015, a similar crew flew passengers from Addis Ababa to the Thai capital, Bangkok.</p> <h3>About Ethiopian Airlines</h3> <p>The airline currently flies to over 50 African cities in what is the largest network by a national carrier. It is also in talks to help about a dozen African countries to establish and manage their carriers.</p> <p>Ethiopian – a member of the Star Alliance group in its seven decades of operation has become one of the continent’s leading carriers in terms of efficiency and operational success.</p> <p>They command the lion’s share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to 95 international destinations across five continents.</p> <p>It is the first African operator to take delivery of the Boeing 787-9 dreamliner. Its operations have transformed the Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa into a continental hub.</p>
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