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Girl Power: Ethiopian Airlines Sets Record With The First All-Female Flight Crew

The airline industry is one normally dominated by men, usually only leaving cabin crew positions for women.

However, at Ethiopian Airlines roles are reversing. Ethiopian Airlines operated its first ever domestic flight from Addis Ababa in Ethiopia to Lagos in Nigeria by an all-female crew.

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What appears to be every man’s fantasy or an equally powerful feminist statement took place on December 16, 2017.

It’s not the first time the airline has intentionally used an all-female crew – in 2015 it did the same on an international flight to Bangkok, Thailand.

From pilots to cabin crew, check-in staff to flight dispatchers on the ground, all crew members are ladies. This achievement is part of a push to encourage African women to consider pursuing careers in aviation.