Nigeria’s Air Peace will on Thursday operate its first all-female crew flight, marking a foray into an arena that has been dominated by their male counterparts for almost four years running.
The all-female flight will be taking full charge of the carrier’s four-sector flights on the Lagos-Abuja, Abuja-Owerri, Owerri-Abuja and Abuja-Lagos routes using a Boeing 737.
The flight which will be operated exclusively by women, will have Captain Sinmisola Ajibola in command, and will be assisted in the cockpit by Senior First Officer Quincy Owen.
The all-female crew flight will take off from the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos at 1310 hours and 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.
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 on Monday, June 25.
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.