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Female pilots: Which airline has the highest number?

Post by admin » Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:35 am

Airlines have been stepping up their efforts to recruit more female pilots to meet the increasing demand for travel.

Spending on travel and tourism has spiked in recent years, with customers keen to spend their money on new experiences.

There were nearly 350 million more international tourists in 2017 than in 2010, according to the World Tourism Organization.

Which airline employs the most female pilots?
Globally, just 5.18% of commercial pilots are women, according to the Air Line Pilots Association International trade union.

Indian airlines employ the highest proportion of female pilots at 12.4%. That's according to the latest statistics from the International Society of Women Airline Pilots (ISWAP).

Zoom Air, a regional Indian airline, tops the leader board. ISWAP says it employs nine female pilots out of a total of 30.

Kathy McCullough, communications chairwoman for ISWAP and a retired female captain, said that Indian companies have "aggressively encouraged more women to become airline pilots in what they see as an upcoming pilot shortage."

A report by Boeing found that with a growing middle class in India, commercial air travel is expected to become more frequent.

In the UK, about 4.77% of airline pilots are women.

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Re: Female pilots: Which airline has the highest number?

Post by Witzenberg » Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:59 pm

I guess everybody who posts here knows that the first British female jet airline Captain was actually South African...
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She was born Yvonne Elizabeth van den Hoek on 8 September 1930 in Pretoria, South Africa.


Read an interview with her here...

Trailblazer in Flight: Britain's First Female Jet Airline Captain
By: Yvonne Pope Sintes, Graham M. Simons



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Re: Female pilots: Which airline has the highest number?

Post by Witzenberg » Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:54 am

And there are other Africans like Kenyan Captain Koki Mutungi who is the first 1st female African Dreamliner Captain, showing the way the way in the industry.



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Re: Female pilots: Which airline has the highest number?

Post by Athol Terence » Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:04 am

Thanks for posting this fantastic video by Kenya Airways. :D :D :D

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Female pilots Which airline has the highest number

Post by Timothyfleen » Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:56 am

So if we assume 100 pilots, out of which 95 are union members and 77 are on strike, they are operating at roughly 23 strength. So if there is minimal disruption there must be some serious third-party help or it is just media spin.

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