Vueling reveals 57% of its management committee are female

Vueling reveals 57% of its management committee are female

Airline has doubled the number of women in senior management positions in last 5 years

Vueling, part of IAG, has announced its strengthened its female presence in senior management roles, with women now making up 57% of its management committee

This new make up means the workforce now consists of four women and three men. 

This figure is significantly higher than the Spanish (38%), European (33%) and global (32%) averages, according to Grant Thornton's Women in Business 2023 report. 

This is a marked improvement on its 2019 figures when it was 29% of its management committee held by women. The 20-year-old airline says its progress in the last five years "demonstrates" its commitment to the progress in gender equality. 

Female talent accounts for 50% of its 4,600+ employees while it has 40% of roles held by women in leadership and management positions which marks a progress from 2019 when the figure was 35%.

The equal distribution between men and women extends to offices and airports. Men account for 54% and women account for 46% of employees respectively.

Its cabin crew also represents 77% of the total team, where it has more than 1,880 women compared to 575 men. 

Although the number of female pilots has increased slightly, representing 4.6% of the total, Vueling recognises that there is still a long way to go in this area. 

Aware of this challenge, the company is said to be committed to continue working on social awareness initiatives to encourage greater female representation in the aviation industry.