LAGOS– A private Nigerian domestic airline, Air Peace, will begin operating a four-sector service on the Lagos-Abuja, Abuja-Owerri, Owerri-Abuja and Abuja-Lagos routes Thursday with an historic all female cockpit and cabin crew.
The airline’s Corporate Communications Manager, Chris Iwarah, said in a statement here Wednesday that this comes just days after Air Peace gave command to Sinmisola Ajibola, who made history as the airline’s first female captain, and who was decorated with her new rank by the airline’s Chairman, Allen Onyema.
Iwarah noted that Thursday’s flight was planned in honour of Ajibola’s achievement, a testament to the airline’s avowed commitment to gender equality and promotion of Nigerian women in aviation.
Although women occupy most of Air Peace’s top positions, Ajibola’s elevation is a great milestone in our effort to build the capacity of women in the cockpit. Ajibola, who will be in command of the four-leg flight, will be assisted in the cockpit by Senior First Officer Quincy Owen, Iwarah said.
The flight operated by the all-female crew is scheduled to take off from the General Aviation Terminal (GAT) of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos at 1.10 pm and is scheduled to arrive to a water salute at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja at 2.20 p.m.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK