With the majority of its workforce being female, Brussels Airlines advocates equal opportunities for men and women in their work life. As a symbolic action on International Women’s Day, Brussels Airlines operated all-women crew flights to Berlin, Accra and Abidjan.
Flight SN2579 to Berlin was led by Captain Sofie and First Officer Lisa. Purser Liesbeth took care of the service in the cabin together with cabin crew members Kaya and Gillie. All other Lufthansa Group airlines (Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian and Eurowings) also operated all-women flights to Berlin from their respective home airport. With this symbolic flight, the airline is aimed at helping strive for a more gender inclusive world.
With female co-workers on all levels and in every department, including HR, Marketing, Ground Operations, Aircraft Maintenance, Cabin Crew and support services, the majority of Brussels Airlines’ workforce is female (51.6%). At 10%, the airline’s percentage of female pilots is one of the highest in the aviation industry, where the global average is just over 3%. As from the first of April the airline will also have a female CEO. Christina Foerster will be the first ever woman to be heading a Lufthansa Group airline.