African Airline Celebrates Their First All-Female Flight Crew

Posted On : July 6, 2018

Black Girl Magic is taking to the skies!

A Nigerian airline is celebrating it’s first ever all female crew to command their plane.

Air Peace is a private Nigerian airline and has it’s headquarters in Lagos State.

A statement issued by Air Peace Corporate Communications Manager, Mr. Chris Iwarah, stated that the flight was planned in honor of their first female captain, Sinmisola Ajibola.

According to a tweet shared on their Twitter page, their first all female flight took place on Thursday.

They Arrived To A Salute (And Cake!)


The flight was scheduled between Lagos-Abuja, Abuja-Owerri, Owerri-Abuja and Abuja-Lagos routes.

The historic flight took off from the General Aviation Terminal (GAT) of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos at 1:20pm.

The fierce females arrived to a salute and celebration at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja at 2:20pm.

Captain Sinmisola, made history as the airline’s first female captain. She given her new commanding position by the Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Allen Onyema on Monday, June 25.

Air Peace Are Proud Of Captain Sinmisola

Air Peace Corporate Communications Manager said they were truly proud of Captain, Sinmisola.

“Captain Sinmisola’s achievement is a testament to Air Peace’s avowed commitment to gender equality and promotion of Nigerian women in aviation as possessing the requisite skills to distinguish themselves anywhere across the globe in their chosen career,” the airline said

The company added that Captain Sinmisola’s new position is a great leap forward in terms of women empowerment in the workplace.

“Captain Sinmisola’s elevation is a great milestone in our effort to grow capacity for women in the cockpit.”

The experienced female pilot was in command of the four-leg flight and was assisted in the cockpit by Senior First Officer Quincy Owen.