All Female Crew
June 29, 2015
Air Niugini’s subsidiary company, Link PNG’s flight PX 900/901 on 29th May 2015 goes down in the history of the airline as the first all women aircrew took to the skies of Papua New Guinea.
A crew of five led by Captain Beverly Pakii, First Officer- Nicole Koleala and cabin crew- Julie Tamdodo, Ulato Avei and Veapi Ranu departed Port Moresby’s Jackson’s airport on a schedule flight to Tabubil and back.
Whilst they may feel this flight should be recognized like every other schedule flight, there was something peculiar about this flight from others they had flown- it was the first time an all-female Link PNG crew flew a schedule flight- all Papua New Guinean. It was a milestone achievement for the airline and the women of this country.
The flight was the first for Link PNG whilst second for its mother company, Air Niugini which had a similar flight four years back under the command of Captain Bona Yasi and her crew. Their flight may have been the first for the country, if not the region.
Link PNG Chief Executive Officer, Daniel Wanma said it’s a milestone achievement for the women of this country, adding that these girls have gained a different perspective.