easyJet launches biggest summer schedule ever from Berlin
On International Women’s Day, more easyJet passengers will be flown by female pilots than ever before
Over 100 female easyJet pilots are rostered to fly out of 24 bases and will be at the controls of around 300 flights, carrying around 45,000 passengers to hundreds of destinations.
Six all-female crews will operate on 16 flights
easyJet wants to encourage more women to become pilots and has set a target for 20% of its new entrant pilots to be female by 2020.
200,000 girls will have the opportunity to complete the badge, part of Girlguiding’s new programme to be launched this summer
Badge will get girls engaging in aviation, building a foundation for future study and raising awareness of the opportunities to be a pilot as a future career.
easyJet has set a target for 20% of its new entrant pilots to be female by 2020.
An easyJet survey* has revealed that the desire to become a pilot happens much later for girls than it does for boys
Over half of male pilots knew they wanted to be a pilot by the age of 10 whereas almost half of female pilots did not consider the job until they were over 16.
The research is informing easyJet’s recruitment plan to target more potential female pilots as part of the airline’s target for 20% of its new entrant pilots to be female by 2020