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.
The team was congratulated by Nigerians when they landed.
THEY NAILED IT! #Flyairpeace first all-female crew Capt Sinmisola Ajibola (4th lft), SFO Quincy Owen (4th rgt), SEP Instructor Rosemary Uagbor (3rd rgt), Cabin Executive Chidimma Chimezie (2nd lft) & Cabin Executive Opakirite George (3rd lft) get ovation in Lagos, Abuja, Owerri pic.twitter.com/HpEbp2YF92
— Air Peace (@flyairpeace) July 6, 2018
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.
#NIGERIA | Special praise for the ALL-FEMALE, all-Nigerian aviators and crew members who operated the Air Peace @flyairpeace Boeing 737-300 flights from Lagos-Abuja-Owerri-Lagos on Thurs 5 July. A historic feat, and great inspiration to millions. Congratulations!!! pic.twitter.com/6p4lRgTgNm
— Nnamdi Obasi (@NnamdiObasi) July 7, 2018
Congrats to Air Peace. Fantastic. So pleased the airline believes in equal opportunity for all. No gender bias. Competence counts, nothing else and that’s the way it should be. Congrats!!👏👏👏👍
— Horace Awi (@AwiHorace) July 8, 2018
Congratulations to the management and staff of Air Peace on this historical flight
— austin ighobue (@jehrona) July 6, 2018
Well done ladies, continue to shatter the glass ceiling and inspire little girls everywhere!
— Balaraba Aliyu (@BalarabaAliyu) July 8, 2018
I was sceptical when Air Peace started – maybe I didn’t like the name lol. But I’ve been proven wrong again & again. Easily my first choice now within naija. Congratulations on another milestone. Dont stop striving. There’s much more land to cover.
— Osezefe PharmD (@IsaacLight_) July 7, 2018
— Kent Merriman (@kentmerriman) July 7, 2018