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Air Canada Proudly Showcases Contributions and Achievements of Women Employees on International Women's Day Français

 


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Mar 08, 2019, 08:00 ET

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  • AC832 from Montreal operated by all-female crews arrived in Brussels this morning
  • Women hold Air Canada's most senior leadership positions in Asia, Europe, the USA, and in international operations

MONTREAL, March 8, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada today marked International Women's Day 2019 by operating flight AC832 from Montreal to Brussels with all female pilots and flight attendants. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner flight, which arrived in Brussels this morning, was additionally supported by female ground crews providing customer boarding, aircraft servicing, loading, pushback and flight watching functions. A video of this flight's departure preparations along with comments from the women holding Air Canada's most senior international leadership positions can be found here.

Air Canada today marked International Women’s Day 2019. (CNW Group/Air Canada)
Air Canada today marked International Women’s Day 2019. (CNW Group/Air Canada)

"We are proud to salute the achievements and contributions of the 14,000 women who work at Air Canada worldwide. This year's flight arriving in Brussels marks the fourth consecutive year we have featured an all-female flight on International Women's Day. Skilled women in aviation fill professional roles throughout Air Canada, including flying the most sophisticated aircraft, working with technologically advanced airplanes and systems, delivering customer service, running specialized airline operations, and occupying senior executive management and C-suite positions," said Arielle Meloul-Wechsler, Senior Vice President, People, Culture and Communications at Air Canada. 

"Today, Air Canada's most senior leadership positions in Asia, Europe, and the USA are all held by trailblazing women who have oversight for business development, global sales as well as running international operations on six continents. As a company long recognized for promoting equal opportunities for all qualified people, there are no glass ceilings here. We strongly encourage the next generation of young women to pursue their aviation dreams and know that anything is possible."

Air Canada has 30,000 employees worldwide of which approximately 14,000 are women, with thirty percent of Air Canada's senior management comprising women.

Read more about Air Canada's women of the world here.

WestJet celebrates International Women's Day with all female flight and ground crews

 


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Mar 08, 2019, 12:14 ET

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 "Women of WestJet" highlighted in latest video

CALGARY, March 8, 2019 /CNW/ - To mark International Women's Day, WestJet today is proud to operate flights 2250 and 2251 with all-female flight and ground crews in recognition of its female workforce and women in aviation. Flight 2250 departed Calgary at 8:24 a.m. and is scheduled to arrive in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico at 2:19 p.m. local.

WestJet's all female flight and ground crew from flight 2250 (CNW Group/WESTJET, an Alberta Partnership)
WestJet's all female flight and ground crew from flight 2250 (CNW Group/WESTJET, an Alberta Partnership)

"We are proud to share that approximately 56 per cent of our workforce is female," said Mark Porter, WestJet's Executive Vice-President, People and Culture. "The strength of female talent represented across all departments at WestJet is a great competitive advantage to our business and talent strategy. WestJet continues to focus on hiring and developing talented female leaders, promoting careers for women in aviation and providing mentorship opportunities to ensure gender equality is achieved at all levels."

WestJet is also celebrating women across its workforce on International Women's Day with a video that showcases 10 inspiring 'Women of WestJet' in roles across the airline.

Women represent seven percent of WestJet's pilot workforce against the international average of approximately four percent.

More information on WestJet's culture is available online here: https://www.westjet.com/en-ca/about-us/jobs/culture, while information on careers is available here: https://www.westjet.com/en-ca/about-us/jobs/index.

*https://centreforaviation.com/analysis/reports/women-airline-pilots-a-tiny-percentage

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15 minutes ago, Moon The Loon said:

brave man (assumed), seeker.

IF he is a man he would not have been allowed to work, women only! Can you imagine the uproar if there were only males allowed on board to work??

Just asking! 🤬

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Yeah, it's been discussed ad nauseam - no need to go through it all again.

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