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PRESS RELEASE: All-women Brussels Airlines crew flying to Ghana on International Women\’s Day

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8th Mar 2018 | Elizabeth Sasu

To celebrate International Women’s Day, Brussels Airlines operates an all-women crew flight from Brussels to Accra, where Women’s Day is widely celebrated. The flight is a symbolic action to strive for more equality.

On 8 March 2018, flight SN289 with a 100% female crew takes flight to Accra (Ghana), where both the Brussels Airlines Country Manager and Station Manager are women. In the cockpit will be Captain Daniela and First Officer Marie. The service in the cabin will be managed by Veronique, Patty, Xandra, Isabelle, Maité, Ingrid, Caroline and Peggy. With this symbolic flight, the airline wants to help strive for a more gender-inclusive world-also in Africa, the continent that the airline considers its second home.

“It is very important to us that Brussels Airlines contributes to the International Women’s Day with this symbolic flight. Especially here in Africa, where women play an ever more significant role in pushing the continent forward.” – Rita Macedo, Country Manager Brussels Airlines in Ghana With female co-workers on all levels and in every department, including HR, Marketing, Ground Operations, Aircraft Maintenance, Cabin Crew and support services, the majority of Brussels Airlines’ workforce is female (51.6%). At 10%, the airline’s percentage of female pilots is one of the highest in the aviation industry, where the global average is just over 3%. As from -1 April, the airline will also have a female CEO Christina Foerster – the first ever woman to head a Lufthansa Group airline.

In Europe, Brussels Airlines and all other Lufthansa Group airlines (Austrian, SWISS, Eurowings and Lufthansa) operate all-women crew flights to Berlin, one of the busiest connections in the company’s network. Brussels Airlines flight SN2579 will be led by Captain Sofie and First Officer Marie-Aude. Purser Liesbeth will take care of the service in the cabin together with cabin crew members Kaya and Gillie.

Brussels Airlines is the flag carrier and largest airline of Belgium, based and headquartered at Brussels Airport. It operates to over 90 destinations in EuropeNorth AmericaAfrica and Asia and also offers charter services, maintenance and crew training. The airline is a member of the Star Alliance as well as the International Air Transport Association. The airline’s IATA code SN is inherited from its predecessors, Sabena and SN Brussels Airlines. Lufthansa purchased 45% of the company in 2009, and on September 29, 2016, Lufthansa announced it would purchase the remainder of Brussels Airlines for €2.6 million euros.The transaction was completed in early January 2017 (Wikipedia).

Source: gh-aviation

Written by: Adwoa Sasu

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