Qatar Airways conducts all-female flight from Brussels to Doha
Qatar Airways celebrated a landmark flight on Sunday 10 March as its scheduled service from Brussels to Doha was operated by a crew made up entirely of 15 women on Airbus A350.
The flight from the Belgian capital to the airline’s hub in Qatar was the first time all crew members – from the cockpit right through to the cabin – had a 100% female roster.
The airline recently announced a ten-year partnership with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for the launch of the ‘IATA Diversity & Inclusion Awards’, which promote greater gender diversification in the aviation industry.
Qatar Airways has committed to supporting the awards for the next decade, as it recognizes the need to encourage women to succeed and excel at all levels of the industry. The first winners will be announced at the IATA AGM in June.
HE Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar al-Baker, said: “Qatar Airways is committed to promoting gender diversity, both within our airline and the industry as a whole. Our flight from Brussels to Doha is a testament to our wider goal of ensuring that women are equally represented at Qatar Airways, and recognises that the most advanced societies include women in the highest ranks of leadership.”