In November last year, Africa’s biggest airline Ethiopian Airlines, deployed its first all-female operated flight from the capital to Bangkok, Thailand.
The progressive move was aimed at promoting women empowerment in the aviation industry and it was widely celebrated the world over.
The airline is doing it again today, as it launches five weekly flights to the Argentinian capital.
“We are all the more happy that the flights will be launched on 8 March, International Women’s Day. To mark this important occasion and as part of our commitment of mainstreaming gender into our core business, the inaugural flight on 8 March will be an all women-operated flight,” Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde Gebremariam said.
“From the check-in counter all the way to the cockpit, you will in the capable hands of women aviation professionals, as we launch our service to Buenos Aires. We want to dedicate this special flight for the African girl to inspire her to believe in her dreams,” Gebremariam said.