Geneva - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that 59 airlines have committed to the 25by2025 campaign which seeks to address gender balance in civil aviation.
The 25by2025 campaign was launched on 26 September 2019 with participating airlines making a voluntary commitment to:
- Increase the number of women in senior positions (to be defined by the member airlines) by either 25% against currently reported metrics or to a minimum representation of 25% by 2025
- Increase the number of women in under-represented jobs (e.g., pilots and operations) by either 25% against currently reported metrics or to a minimum representation of 25% by 2025
- Report annually on key diversity metrics
Collectively the 59 airlines that have currently committed to 25by2025 represent 30.24% of passenger traffic, covering both traditional and low-cost airlines. The initiative has resonated around the globe, with signatories coming from all continents; Europe (36), followed by Asia-Pacific (10), the Americas (7) and Africa & Middle East (6).
“Our passengers come from all walks of life, represent different cultures and genders and yet, the industry itself does not represent the diverse world we live in today. We know this needs to change. I welcome the 59 airlines that have committed to 25by2025. It’s an encouraging step forward in this important journey and I look forward to many more joining the campaign,” said Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s Director General and CEO.
The next phase of the campaign will focus on collecting data on the key areas signatories have committed to: the number of women in senior positions (as defined by the airline), the number of women in underrepresented areas within the airline (e.g., Pilots, Maintenance & Engineering), and the number of nominations and appointments to IATA governance groups. IATA is also measuring and reporting on the number of women in senior positions, and the number of women represented in industry meetings. The findings will be shared during IATA’s Annual General Meeting and Air Transport Summit in Amsterdam in June 2020.
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Notes for Editors:
- IATA (International Air Transport Association) represents some 290 airlines comprising 82% of global air traffic
- 59 airlines that have joined the campaign /are in due diligence*: Aegean Airlines, Aer Lingus, AeroMexico*, AVIANCA, Air Baltic Corporation, Air Botswana*, Air Corsica, Air Dolomiti, Air France, Air India, Air New Zealand, Air Vanuatu, All Nippon Airways*, Atlantic Airways, Atlas Air, Austrian Airlines, Blue Air, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Bulgaria Air, Carpatair, Cathay Pacific*, China Eastern, Delta Air Lines*, Deutsche Lufthansa, Edelweiss Air, Etihad Airways, EuroAtlantic Airways, Eurowings, Federal Express Corporation*, Finnair, Flybe, Georgian Airways, Gulf Air Company*, Hahn Air Lines, Hi Fly, IBERIA, Icelandair, Japan Airlines*, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Lufthansa Cargo, Lufthansa CityLine, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Pegasus, Qantas Airways, Qatar Airways, Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS), Singapore Airlines Limited*, Somon Air, Swiss International Air Lines, TAAG - Linhas Aéreas de Angola*, The Royal Jordanian Airline*, Transportes Aéreos Portugueses (TAP)*, Turkish Airlines*, Ukraine International Airlines, United Airlines, Virgin Australia International Airlines*, Vueling Airlines, Westjet
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