First All-Female Operated Flight Takes Off This Week

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Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines is taking girl power to all new heights.

The airline carrier announced that it would begin its first all-women operated flight in a corporate initiative for "Women Empowerment for a Sustainable Growth."

As reported by Clutch, the first trip is set to take off in a route from Addis Ababa to Bangkok.

"The historical flight will be operated by an all-female crew led by female flight deck crew members and senior female executives on board that flight," a statement from the airline read.

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From the ground support and air traffic control to flight dispatching and ticket monitoring, the ladies of company will call all the shots.

"It is a great honor for us to have competent Women Aviation Professionals at Ethiopian, in every aspect of the aviation field, which portrays Ethiopian as gender responsive organization that strives to pursue its underlying stance of being an equal opportunity employer." airline group CEO Tewolde GebreMariam said.

"We are proud of their achievements and contributions and it is our sincere belief that this will continue with an enhanced magnitude and passion to sustain Ethiopian on its fast growth trajectory."

With the success of the flight, the company hopes to continue to inspire African females to aspire for their dreams and work to break stereotypes for women in the workforce.

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