Emirates lauds female employees with 'superwomen' flight ahead of International Women's Day

Female employees constitute over 40% of the workforce at Emirates
Over 20% of all supervisorial and managerial roles within Emirates are occupied by women, according to the firm.
By Lubna Hamdan
Wed 07 Mar 2018 09:16 AM

Emirates airlines has paid tribute to its female employees by creating a video that documents their diverse operational and technical roles in the group.

The video, launched in line with International Women’s Day, showcases behind the scenes glimpse at a ‘superwomen flight’ that sees women employees from various business units carrying out key activities for the operation of flight EK 225 from Dubai to San Francisco.

The Emirates A380 aircraft was piloted by Captain Patricia Bischoff and First Officer Rebecca Lougheed, while cabin crew was led by purser Weronica Formela.

An all-woman team also worked on ‘above wing’ and ‘below wing’ activities in the lead up to flight departure, including customer service, ramp operations, technical services, aircraft appearance, crew operations, catering and security.

“Every flight that we operate needs an entire ecosystem of staff from a number of business units to come together and work seamlessly. Emirates is proud that we have women represented in all these key functions,” said Abdulaziz Al Ali, executive vice president of human resources at Emirates.

Female employees constitute over 40 % of the workforce at Emirates, with the majority of women working as cabin crew. Over 20% of all supervisorial and managerial roles within Emirates are occupied by women, according to the firm.

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Last Updated: Wed 07 Mar 2018 09:06 AM GST

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