Ethiopian Continues 6th Consecutive All-Women Operated Flight


Ethiopian Continues Inspiring African Girls with 6th Consecutive All-Women Operated Flight

Toronto, March 09, 2020 –Ethiopian Airlines has made history yet again on 7 March 2020 operating an all-women functioned flight to Washington DC. Africa’s Largest Aviation Group and SKYTRAX Certified Four Star Global Airline has scored the all-female flight crew feat highlighting the airline’s progress in empowering African women, and the contribution of women to the socio-economic development of the continent. 

Ethiopian firmly believes that such remarkable flights inspire African women and young girls to dream big and realize their dreams not only in aviation but also in science, technology, engineering, art and other fields. While we celebrate the economic, social and political achievements of women in Africa, we take a bold move towards further championing gender equality in Ethiopia and Africa at large,” Ethiopian Group CEO Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam.

Ethiopian all-women flight crew flew the B777 from Addis Ababa to the US capital. At the same time, other female professionals handled all the ground operations, including flight dispatch, load control, ramp operation, onboard logistics, safety and security, catering as well as air traffic control. 

As an equal opportunity employer, Ethiopian creates an enabling environment for women to become the next generation of aviation experts. 

Ethiopian has been operating all-female flights since 2015. The airline has so far flown to Bangkok, Kigali, Lagos, Buenos Aires and Oslo with an all-female crew. 

About Ethiopian Airlines 
Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the largest and fastest-growing airline in Africa. For more than 70 years of operation, Ethiopian is the continent’s leading carrier, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success.

Ethiopian operates the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 127 international passenger and cargo destinations across five continents. The Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft, such as Airbus A350, Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200 Freighter, and Bombardier Q-400 double cabin. The average age of the aircraft is five years. Ethiopian is the first airline in Africa to own and operate these aircraft.

Ethiopian Airlines flies direct from Toronto to Addis Ababa five times weekly. This route will now be serviced with our Airbus 350. Ethiopian Airlines is the largest airline in Africa, with one of the youngest fleets in the world. Ethiopian Airlines, a Star Alliance member, is currently the only African operator of the Airbus.