Last week airline company South African Airways (SAA) celebrated Women’s Month by having one of their flights being controlled by an all-female crew.
SAA’s flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town was manned by women, with the airline’s first coloured female pilot Kavistha Maharaj, and first officer Olga Bottger as the co-pilot.
The crew members that were looking after the passengers aboard the flight were Nomvuzo Mjanyelwa, Rene Essack, Sonali Bissessor, Thilimbeli Mikosi and Michelle De Freitas.
Flight Dispatcher Mathilda du Plessis and General Manager of Operations Zukisa Ramasia, played a key role in putting the flight together, in an effort to celebrate Women’s Month.
The airline even had all-female ground staff for the flight, with the load controller, operations controller and ramp controller being held by a female crew.