Air India Express, India’s first international budget carrier, has been recognized as the ‘Best Workplaces for Women’ in 2021 by the Economic Times.
The award is in recognition of the Airline’s efforts in promoting gender parity and maintaining a healthy & balanced representation of men and women across all roles and levels. It is also an endorsement of the Airline’s initiatives for building an equitable workspace.
The Economic Times’ Best Workplaces for Women 2021 Award is presented to companies that have succeeded in being at par with gender equality at workplace and have created a conducive environment for women employees to work.
Almost 40% of the workforce at Air India Express are women. Our women employees have broken many stereotypes and many of them have climbed professional hierarchy to become Check Pilots, Trainers and Examiners, positions which were traditionally been considered male bastions. Several key leadership positions in the company are held by women.
The Airline has 45 women pilots – 16 Captains and 29 First Officers. The proportion of women pilots at Air India Express is higher than the national average.
The Airline makes sure that the workplace is comfortable, and that all channels of communication are open. The women leaders here play a mentorship role, helping the female workforce to move up the career ladders.