Flying anywhere today?
On International Women’s Day (Today) Aer Lingus will celebrate just how awesome it is to be a woman by offering Priority Boarding to female guests departing on UK and European flights from Dublin, Cork, Shannon, Knock and Belfast.
Some 120 flights on Friday 8th March will see female guests along with any junior travel companions board their flight ahead of all others as a gesture by the airline to join in the global celebration recognising the achievements of women and promoting greater gender equality.
Aer Lingus has also re-iterated its commitment to supporting female talent across the airline, having last year launched its Future Pilot Programme and the Aircraft Maintenance & Engineering Apprentice Scheme, which both sought to attract more female talent.
Women now make up 48 percent of all employees at Aer Lingus and 33 percent of all leadership roles, carrying out important job functions across all areas of the airline including cabin crew, engineers, flight dispatchers, check-in and boarding teams, planners, IT, marketing, communications, finance, and logistics specialists to name a few.
Aer Lingus also has a strong track record of supporting female pilots: it was the first airline in Europe to employ a female pilot, and currently employs twice as many female pilots when compared with the international airline industry average.