Ethiopian Airlines celebrates International Women's Day with flight staffed by all-female crew

Ethiopian Airlines has announced the arrival of Flight 500 at Washington´s International Airport, which was piloted by an all-email crew, the company said.

In celebration of International Women´s Day, the flight traveled from Addis Abab on a 17-hour trip.

The Ethiopian all-women flight crew flew the Boeing 777 to the US capital while other female professionals handled all the ground operations including flight dispatch, load control, ramp operation, on-board logistics, safety and security, catering as well as air traffic control.

The airline said it has seen a rise in the number of women in different leadership positions. Ethiopian has been operating all-female flights since 2015. The airline has so far flown to Bangkok, Kigali, Lagos, Buenos Aires and Oslo with all women-operated crews.

Ethiopian Airlines has been operating for 70 years, and commands the lion´s share of the Pan-African passenger and cargo network operating its fleet to 127 international passenger and cargo destinations across five continents.