Twenty years after AirAsia began as an airline, we have transformed into a digital travel and lifestyle company powered by our outstanding Allstars. Over the years, we have promoted greater diversity in the workplace, ensured equal possibilities on the ground and at 35,000 feet, and given our staff amazing opportunities. We are happy to honor the female Allstars that make up the core of AirAsia today.
With Captain Norashikin Onn, who also became the first female commercial pilot in Mᴀʟᴀʏsɪᴀ, AirAsia became the first airline in Asia to welcome a female pilot in 2009. Since then, the number of female pilots has increased dramatically across the organization. Examples include Captain Monika Anggreini of AirAsia Iɴᴅᴏɴᴇsɪᴀ and Captain Suwapich Wongwiriyawanich, who began her career as a member of the cabin crew before becoming the first female captain of an Airbus 330 in Tʜᴀɪʟᴀɴᴅ.
Our female Allstars play a vital role in the firm, not just as pilots and cabin crew but also as engineers and in-ground services positions. We are still dedicated to giving everyone the same chance. In addition to employing female security officers and performing maintenance under the direction of our female Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Putri Siti Nordiyana, AirAsia has operated all-female flight and ground teams. Jerelyn Castillo, the first female robotics (RTS) engineer at AirAsia Pʜɪʟɪᴘᴘɪɴᴇs, was honored in 2019.
Currently, the entire group of AirAsia employs over 230 female engineers and over 200 female pilots. With one of the highest proportions of female pilots and engineers in the area—almost one in 20 pilots and nearly one in 15 engineers—AirAsia is pleased to be a pioneer in the ғɪɢʜᴛ for equality.
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