United Airlines has announced more than 500 girls participated in 14 different Girls in Aviation events to drive inclusion through education, mentorship and hands-on experience, the company said.
United said it takes pride in its diverse workplace, and recognizes there is more work to do to inspire more women to pursue careers in aviation. United has worked with Women in Aviation for nearly 30 years, joining the organization in recruiting women and providing scholarships for aspiring pilots. The airline employs the most female pilots of any major airline.
United´s efforts to bring more women into aviation extend beyond pilots. United was also the first commercial airline to sponsor an all-female technicians team in the international aerospace skills competition and its cyber security group is comprised of approximately 40% women, which is nearly four times higher than the industry average.
United and United Express operate approximately 4,900 flights a day to 356 airports across five continents. In 2018, United and United Express operated more than 1.7 million flights carrying more than 158 million customers.