Malawian Airlines is set to make aviation history this month when it plans to fly an all-women operated and supported flight from Blantyre to Dar-es-salaam.
“We place immense respect on women and we are an ardent supporter of women empowerment and gender equality. That is why we have over the years made deliberate efforts to increase diversity in the cockpit by training more women pilots to inspire more girls to take up careers in aviation,” the statement said.
The aircraft, a Bombadier Q-400 will be under the command of Captain Yolanda Kaunda and assisted by Lusekelo Mwenifumbo.
Yolanda is Malawi’s first female captain.
A statement from the airline signed by its Chief executive Officer, Ahadu Simachew, confirmed that on the day, all the flight operations from cockpit, cabin, check-in, customer care, air traffic control to ground handling will all be done by women.