ASA Crew Breaks Barriers

 - March 31, 2009, 5:14 AM

Atlantic Southeast Airlines made history on February 27 when it flew the
first commercial flight in the U.S. with an all-female, all-African American flight
crew. Capt. Rachelle Jones, first officer Stephanie Grant and flight attendants Diana Galloway and Robin Rogers operated Flight 5202 in a Bombardier CRJ700 from Atlanta to Nashville, Tenn., and returned on Flight 5106 to Atlanta. “It seems fitting that this historic flight happened to take place during Black History month,” said ASA president and COO Brad Holt. “Not only are these women gifted in their profession, but they set examples for young people across the country that with hard work, passion and determination, the sky is the limit.”