- 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.
"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.
About Air Canada
Air Canada is Canada's largest domestic and international airline serving nearly 220 airports on six continents. Canada's flag carrier is among the 20 largest airlines in the world and in 2018 served nearly 51 million customers. Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to 63 airports in Canada, 56 in the United States and 100 in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America and South America. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, the world's most comprehensive air transportation network serving 1,317 airports in 193 countries. Air Canada is the only international network carrier in North America to receive a Four-Star ranking according to independent U.K. research firm Skytrax, which also named Air Canada the 2018 Best Airline in North America. For more information, please visit: aircanada.com/media, follow @AirCanada on Twitter and join Air Canada on Facebook.
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