easyJet celebrates female pilot record for International Women's Day

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.

easyJet, Europe´s airline, is celebrating International Women´s Day with more female pilots flying on one day for the airline than ever before – also believed to be a European record for the most female pilots rostered by an airline in one day.

easyJet is Europe´s airline offering a unique and winning combination of the best route network connecting Europe´s primary airports, with great value fares and friendly service.

Marked annually on March 8, International Women´s Day (IWD) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day is also a call-to-action for accelerating gender parity. IWD has occurred for well over a century, with the first​ ​March 8​ ​IWD gathering supported by over a million people in 1911. IWD belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. IWD is not country, group or organization specific.​ For news, resources and a general global round up of activity, head to internationalwomensday.com