According to a statement made by the Corporate Communications Manager, Mr Chris Iwarah on Wednesday, Air Peace first female Captain, Sinmisola Ajibola was on Monday decorated at the carrier’s corporate headquarters in Lagos by the airline’s Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, Mr Allen Onyema and Director of Flight Operations, Capt. Wellington Eyimina (right).
Speaking about the new development, Iwarah said the flight was planned in honour of Ajibola’s achievement, a testament to Air Peace’s avowed commitment to gender equality and promotion of Nigerian women in aviation.
“Although women occupy most of Air Peace’s top positions, Ajibola’s elevation is a great milestone in our effort to build the capacity of women in the cockpit. “Ajibola, who will be in command of the four-leg flight, will be assisted in the cockpit by Senior First Officer, Quincy Owen,” Iwarah said.
He disclosed that the all-female crew flight, scheduled to take off from the General Aviation Terminal (GAT) of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at 1.10 p.m. is estimated to arrive at a water salute at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja at 2.20 p.m.