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THE YCEO: Brussels Airlines flies all-women to Ghana to mark International Women’s Day

On 8 March, 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.

Credit: Brussels Airlines

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