Ethiopian All Female Flight: Daughters of Lucy flies to Kigali

Ethiopian Airlines will mark International Women’s day, March 8, with an All-Women
Operated Flight dispatched on the Addis Ababa – Kigali route. The flight is aimed at
further strengthening Ethiopian corporate conviction of “Women Empowerment for a
Sustainable Growth”.

The Sky Lucies will operate the flight fully on the ground and in the sky…. from flight
deck crew members and Cabin Operations to Airport Operations; Flight Dispatcher;
Load Controller; Ramp Operations; On-board logistics; Aviation Safety and Security;
Ticket Offices; Catering; Air Traffic Controllers and Global Call Center.

Group CEO, Tewolde GebreMariam , said, “We are thrilled to mark March 8 with an
All Women Operated Flight, which reaffirms nonexistence of Gender specific profession, if equal opportunity for education is ensured for all. We sincerely believe that Education is the greatest equalizer in the 21st Century and that is the rationale for us to build an internationally recognized training center, Ethiopian Aviation Academy,
which has the capacity to train 4000 students annually with all the latest and next
generation aviation technology training machines and facilities. We are now in a
position to better serve the continent’s young men and women and equip them to win
in the 21st century African Aviation development. Above all, we want to inspire African
girls to seriously think about careers as pilots, aircraft technicians, Cabin Crew, aircraft
Engineers, aviation leadership etc”.

“The 2016 theme for International Women’s Day is “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for
Gender Equality”. To date, aviation is still a male-dominated industry, we shall strive to
step up the balance and ensure for our daughters and sisters that the sky is not the limit
anymore.”

Ethiopian is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and fairness by
providing equal opportunity in every area of its operation. Currently, Ethiopian has
around 3000 women employees, which account for nearly 30% of its total workforce.
Ethiopian has conducted an All Women Operated flight to Bangkok on November 19,
2015.

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