EasyJet wants even more female pilots
In the year to the end of September 2015, women made up just 6% of easyJet's new pilot intake and 5% of its total pilot community.
The airline now has 164 female pilots in total, 62 of whom are captains, which is around 14% of the world's total.
EasyJet said the initiative - named after the first female pilot to fly alone from Britain to Australia - was "really successful", with more than 600 applicants, making the 12% target easy to achieve in a year.
As a result of the initiative's success, the airline has set itself a more stretching target of ensuring that 20% of new entrant cadet pilots recruited in 2020 are female.
Based on current recruitment plans this would mean that easyJet would be recruiting around 50 female pilots a year.
EasyJet also revealed that it has named an aircraft after Amy Johnson. ■