Air Peace operates all-female flight crew

Nigeria-based Air Peace airline has promoted gender equality in the nation´s aviation industry with the inauguration of its first all-female flights from Lagos to Abuja and Owerri, the company said.

The Boeing B777-300 aircraft was piloted by Simisola Ajibola and assisted by Senior First Officer Quincy Owen. The flight operated within days of Air Peace naming its first female captain.

The airline said the flights are to project Nigerian women as capable of standing tall among both their male and female counterparts across the world.

The airline has employed about 2,000 workers since it commenced operations almost four years ago. About 1,500 of the employees were women.

Air Peace is a private Nigerian airline with its head office in Lagos State, Nigeria. Air Peace, which provides passenger and charter services, serves the major cities of Nigeria.