Visit our main websiteAfrican Leadership Magazine

Malawian Airlines historic all-female flight land in Dar es Salaam

A Malawian Airlines flight exclusively operated and supported by women has landed in Tanzania’s commercial capital Dar es Salaam from Blantyre, as shown in these shots taken by a BBC Swahili colleague Munira Hussein.

Women were in charge of every single aspect of the flight operation, from cockpit to cabin, check-in to customer care, and air traffic control to ground handling.

The aim of the flight, the first of its kind for the for the national carrier, was to encourage young girls and women who aspire to pursue careers in aviation but are under the impression that it is a male-dominated industry.

Malawian Airlines is owned by the Malawi Government (51%) and Ethiopian Airlines (49%).

Source: BBC