Qantas employees support breast cancer research

Qantas Group has reported its employees will FlyPink in October to show support during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the company said.

FlyPink is an initiative started by QantasLink Captain Susan McHaffie whose aunt was diagnosed and beat breast cancer. Joining the airline in 2013, Susan was inspired by the National Breast Cancer Foundation-branded pink QantasLink aircraft to find a way to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer research that would encourage airlines around the world to join together for the cause.

The launch of FlyPink in 2015 saw more than 3,000 Qantas Group pilots swap their normal gold epaulettes for pink epaulettes. This year, they will be joined by Qantas and QantasLink cabin crew who will swap their silver wing badges for pink, customer service agents in airports and lounges will wear pink ribbons and ground crew will wear pink caps.

Qantas Airways Limited is the flag carrier airline of Australia. The Sydney based airline has a 65 percent share of the Australian domestic market and carried 14.9 percent of passengers traveling in and out of Australia.