Which airlines have the highest proportion of female pilots?
The aviation industry is growing at a rate of 5 to 10 percent each year. But the number of women entering the profession remains stagnant.
A MODEST NUMBER
Among European airlines, the British airline Flybe and the Luxembourgish Luxair came at the top, with each having 10% of women piloting their fleets.
The percentage is hardly more impressive for global airlines. 11.6% of Australian regional carrier QantasLink’s pilots are women, while the figure is 9.6% for Hawaiian Air.
These figures are, however, almost twice the global average of just 5.2%, according to the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA).
Among the nearly 4200 pilots working for Russian airliner Aeroflot, just 58 are women, or just 1.4%, while the number is not much higher for Emirates, at 2.3%.