Zainab Shalhou has made history by becoming the first Gambian to successfully operate Thomas Cook’s first Banjul flight of the season.

Zainab was able to operate the first flight to Banjul from Manchester as the first Gambian member of cabin crew, a Heartbeat report says.

Thomas Cook is a British airline which flies to over 60 destinations including The Gambia.

Zainab told Heartbeat that it was wonderful knowing that she got the chance to take customers to her home, The Gambia.

She said: “I had the biggest smile on my face the whole time and immensely emotional knowing I was operating the first Banjul of the season.”

According to the Heartbeat report, one of the key moments for Zainab was being able to deliver the PA in wollof.

“It has been a ball. The amazing destinations, crew and customers I’ve come across has made my year. I’m forever grateful, thank you,” she added.






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