Articles tagged “gender diversity”

United Becomes First Airline to Add Gender Identifications for Non-Binary Flyers

United Becomes First Airline to Add Gender Identifications for Non-Binary Flyers

Sean O'Neill, Skift

United is the first U.S. airline to let its passengers pick a gender option other than male or female when booking tickets. Delta and other carriers said last month that they plan to make similar moves shortly. We’re with they/them.

8 months ago

Where Are the Female Airline Executives?

Where Are the Female Airline Executives?

Brian Sumers, Skift

There are remarkably few top female executives at airlines. This needs to change — and soon.

9 months ago

The Airline Industry’s Glass Ceiling Is Still Sky-High: A Skift Deep Dive

The Airline Industry’s Glass Ceiling Is Still Sky-High: A Skift Deep Dive

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

Aviation has terrible gender optics, and not just with pilots and engineers. The c-suite is nearly void of women for flimsy, unacceptable reasons. In this deep dive, women on the commercial side of aviation share how it feels to hit the glass ceiling in 2019, and occasionally break through.

9 months ago

JetBlue’s First Female President Wants More Diversity and Higher Profits

JetBlue’s First Female President Wants More Diversity and Higher Profits

Brian Sumers, Skift

Airlines need more diversity at the senior leadership levels. But new JetBlue President and COO Joanna Geraghty would prefer to be known for more than her gender. That seems like a fair request, no? Let's see if she can fix the airline's on-time performance.

1 year ago

Airlines Need to Work Harder to Recruit More Female Pilots

Airlines Need to Work Harder to Recruit More Female Pilots

David Fickling, Bloomberg

What's most remarkable about the lack of gender diversity among airline pilots is how persistent it has been. Despite plenty of talk about attracting more women into the role, they are still a tiny minority. Airlines need to do much more.

2 years ago