Ethiopian Airlines marked International Women’s Day by operating an all-women flight from Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa to Oslo, Norway.
Africa’s largest airline had announced this via their social media: “TheLucys are about to control the skies for the 5th time, flying to Oslo on the coming March 8″ with reference to the song by English rock band the Beatles- Lucy in the sky with Diamonds.
The flight was operated by female professionals both in the sky and also on the ground. In other words, all the airport operations including flight dispatch, load control, ramp operation, on-board logistics, safety and security, catering as well as air-traffic control were all carried out by women exclusively.
The flight was received by the Ethiopian community in Oslo
The flight arrived at around 1pm Kenyan time and was received by Diplomats and the Ethiopian community in Oslo. A panel discussion and a welcome ceremony followed at the Oslo Radisson Blue Hotel.
“We are immensely honoured that we have women trailblazers in every aspect of our aviation field. Women are an integral part of our success story from the start and with this dedicated flight we honor and celebrate their indispensable contribution to our aviation Group and the broader aviation industry, our country and the continent at large,” Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde GebreMariam explained.