Ethiopian Airlines highly values the role women play in our society. 

The organization stands by the “Women Empowerment for a Sustainable Growth” core value. 

This has never happened before but November 19th, 2015 saw an all-women crew operate the Addis Ababa – Bangkok route; female flight deck members and female cabin crew.

On the ground, all operations from ticketing to ramp operations and traffic control were also carried out by women. Ethiopian’s CEO, Tewolde GebreMariam, said: “Above all this is an ample opportunity to inspire young African female students to believe in their dreams and embark upon filling the skill gap for Aviation Professionals. 

Women are the continent’s greatest untapped resource and I hereby fully dedicate and ensure that ET will increase the number of women in decision making positions in top key operational areas by consistently grooming and mentoring successful female employees for these top managerial, technical and operational positions”

30% of Ethiopian employees are women and the company is taking good care of them. 

The aviation company put in place a service targeted at new mothers by launching a nursing room equipped with modern amenities, comfortable reclining chairs, and refrigerators to store breast milk. Way to go Ethiopian!