British Airways women fly the flag for next generation

More than 60 British Airways women have shown off their aviation skills and expertise during the UK´s biggest ever all-female flight – to inspire others and mark International Women´s Day, the company said.

BA1484 from Heathrow to Glasgow on Monday, March 5 brought together women in roles including baggage handlers, pilots and cabin crew, flight managers, loaders and push back teams, security, check in and airport teams. There were even two teenagers on work experience in the terminal, helping with the flight. Together there were 61 women who ensured the flight with 204 customers departed on time.

Customers traveling on British Airways´ short-haul flights on International Women´s Day will be able to watch a video as part of the in-flight entertainment showing the all-female team in action. See video here

Getting a behind-the-scenes view of what goes into every flight were seven young women, aged between 16 and 18, who were joined by pilot and TV star, Carol Vorderman. The young aviation-enthusiasts said they had been inspired by the experience.

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