• Embassy of Ethiopia

All-female Ethiopian Airlines crew for Addis-Bangkok flight

On 19th November, Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa-Bangkok long-haul flight made history for the air carrier by being crewed solely by women.

Not only were the crew on board women, but so were the ground staff including cabin operations, airport operations, flight dispatcher, land controller, ramp operations, ticket office staff, catering and air traffic controllers. This was a first for the airline, demonstrating their commitment to ‘Women’s Empowerment for Sustainable Growth’.

CEO of Ethiopian, Tewolde GebreMariam, said the company was fully dedicated to increasing the number of women in decision-making roles in key operational, managerial and technical areas. “This is an ample opportunity to inspire young African female students to believe in their dreams and embark on filling the skills gap for aviation professionals. Women are the continent’s greatest untapped resources,” he said.