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by Nduta Waweru, at 05:45 am, July 08, 2018, Women

Nigerians celebrate first-ever local airline with an all-female crew

Photo: Air Peace/Twitter

A Nigerian airline has for the first time launched an all-female crew flight for its local routes in the country.

Air Peace commenced the all-female crew flights on the Lagos-Abuja, Abuja-Owerri, Owerri-Abuja and Abuja-Lagos routes with on Thursday, July 5 2018.

The maiden flight took off from the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, a day after the airline unveiled its first female Captain, Sinmisola Ajibola.

Capt Sinmisola Ajibola. Photo: Air Peace/Twitter

The team was congratulated by Nigerians when they landed.

According to Air Peace communication, the move shows its commitment to gender equality and promotion of Nigerian women in aviation.

In 2017, Air Zimbabwe made a historic trip when a flight crew solely powered by women flew from the capital, Harare to Victoria Falls. Days later, Ethiopian Airlines flew the first-ever all-female crewed flight from Addis Ababa to Thailand.

Here are some congratulatory messages to Air Peace airline on the historic moment.

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