Here’s what leading airlines like Ethiopian Airlines and Vistara have up their sleeve to celebrate women’s day.
Ethiopian Airlines to Operate All- Women Functioned
Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s Largest Airline Group and SKYTRAX Certified Four Star Global Airline, has announce to its customers that it has finalized all preparations to celebrate International Women’s Day by once again operating an All-Women Functioned Flight this time on Addis Ababa – Stockholm – Oslo route on March 08, 2019. The all-women flight will have as a theme of “All women functioned flight to operate from the continent of African to meet with their counterparts in Europe to show the power of women to the world”
The historical flight will be operated by Ethiopian Airlines women professionals from flight deck all the way to the ground including airport operations, flight dispatch, load control, ramp operation, on-board logistics, safety and security, catering as well as air traffic control, which will be carried out entirely by women.
It is to be recalled that Ethiopian Airlines has operated four flights to Bankok, Kigali, Lagos, and Buenos Aires, which were operated by women aviation professionals.
Vistara to provide organic bio-degradable sanitary napkins on-board
India’s finest full-service carrier, Vistara announced another thoughtful initiative #PadsOnBoard, whereby it will provide sanitary pads onboard its flights to women travellers on request, starting this International Women’s Day on 8 March 2019. This initiative makes Vistara the first Indian airline to offer sanitary pads on flights within India. The airline will provide ISO 9001:2015 certified, bio-degradable, and organic sanitary napkins made from plant-based fibres that are free of plastic, toxins, and perfume.
Recognizing the need for this essential amenity, the airline introduced this service to assure women travellers of a comfortable flying experience every time they fly Vistara. Vistara’s cabin crew will make in-flight announcements on all flights to create awareness among travellers that sanitary pads are now available onboard for customers to freely ask for it if they need it.
Additionally, to celebrate International Women’s Day, all-women crew and pilots will operate retro-themed flights on the #VistaraRetroJet between Delhi and Goa on March 8. The cabin crew on these flights will be dressed in limited-edition retro-style uniforms, and customers will be invited to dress retro as well and will be welcomed with memorabilia and served special dishes.