All female Air Niugini crew fly out to Cairns on International Women’s Day

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Celebrating International Women's Day in Papua New Guinea today with an all-women flight crew to Cairns
Celebrating International Women's Day in Papua New Guinea today with an all-women flight crew to Cairns . . . Captain Beverly Pakii (inset) and cabin crew Jarmilah Mileng, Mimijanna Mabone and Magdalene Lapana. Image: PNG Post-Courier

PNG Post-Courier

Papua New Guinea’s national airline flight from Port Moresby to Cairns today was operated by an all female Air Niugini crew in recognition of International Women’s Day.

With the day’s theme of “Invest in Women, Accelerate Progress”, the national airline continues its progress in equal participation for all women within the organisation, whether it be on the ground or in the sky.

The flight was under the command of Captain Beverly Pakii (inset) with First Officer Chantilly Padigaga. and assisted in the cabin by Jarmilah Mileng, Mimijanna Mabone and Magdalene Lapana.

In January, Captain Pakii became the first female pilot in Air Niugini and Papua New Guinea to captain a jet aircraft after attaining her command on a Fokker jet aircraft.

With this achievement, it enabled her to command or captain flights on the Air Niugini domestic and international network that are operated by Fokker 70 and Fokker 100 aircraft.

Her first commercial flight was on January 4 this year on a Fokker 100 aircraft flight from Port Moresby to Lae and return.

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