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Air Peace four-sector flights on the Lagos-Abuja, Abuja-Owerri, Owerri-Abuja and Abuja-Lagos routes will tomorrow be manned by female flight and cabin crew members.
The feat by the all-female crew is aimed at breaking the dominance by their male counterparts in the almost four years’ history of the airline.
The development is coming days after Air Peace gave command to Sinmisola Ajibola, who made history as the airline’s first female captain and was decorated with her new rank by the airline’s Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Allen Onyema on Monday, June 25.
A statement issued by Air Peace Corporate Communications Manager Mr. Chris Iwarah said the flight is planned in Ajibola’s honour.
“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,” the airline said.
Air Peace explained 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”.h
Sinmisola, who will be in command of the four-leg flight, will be assisted in the cockpit by Senior First Officer Quincy Owen.
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 expected 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.