Local carrier, Air Peace says an all-female flight and cabin crew, will take full charge of the airline’s four-sector flights on the Lagos-Abuja, Abuja-Owerri, Owerri-Abuja and Abuja-Lagos routes on Thursday.
The airline in a statement by its Corporate Communications Manager, Chris Iwarah said the flight was planned in honour of the carrier’s first female captain, Sinmisola Ajibola.
He said, “Captain Sinmisola’s achievement is a testament to Air Peace’s avowed commitment to gender equality and promotion of Nigerian women in aviation as possessing the requisite skills to distinguish themselves anywhere across the globe in their chosen career.”
Air Peace stressed that although women occupy most of its top positions, “Sinmisola’s elevation is a great milestone in our effort to grow capacity for women in the cockpit.”
According to the airline, women would be stepping into an arena that has been dominated by their male counterparts for almost four years running, Sinmisola, who will be in command of the four-leg flight, will be assisted in the cockpit by Senior First Officer, Quincy Owen.
According to the statement, the all-female crew flight scheduled to take off from the General Aviation Terminal (GAT) of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos at 1310 hours is estimated to arrive to a water salute at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja at 1420 hours.
The flight will depart the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport at 1450 and arrive at the Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport, Owerri to another round of water salute at 1550 hours.
After a brief event at the Owerri Airport, the flight will leave at 1620 hours for Abuja and arrive at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport at 1720 hours. The flight will finally depart the Abuja airport at 1750 hours and touch down at the Murtala Muhammed Airport at 1900 hours.