The Latvian national airline airBaltic this week is taking part in the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Wings of Change Europe 2022 conference in Istanbul, Turkey. During the event, Martin Gauss hosted a panel discussion on how diversity and inclusion can drive business growth.
Martin Gauss, President and CEO of airBaltic: “Back in June 2022, airBaltic received the IATA Diversity and Inclusion Team award in Doha, Qatar.
“It is an incredible global recognition of our efforts, and today it was my honour to host this panel and engage in discussions with fellow CEOs on the diversity, inclusion and the role they have in a sustainable business growth.”
“airBaltic is a proud advocate of diversity and inclusion in the aviation industry.
“Three years ago, we signed the IATA 25by25 initiative, showing our commitment to increase female representation in senior roles and in areas where women are traditionally under-represented in the industry”.
The panel discussion was hosted by Martin Gauss, and among the panelists were Güliz Öztürk (CEO of Pegasus Airlines) and Jóhanna á Bergi (CEO of Atlantic Airways).
Overall, since 2013, airBaltic has maintained a full gender balance throughout the company. Currently, 47% of airBaltic employees are women. At the same time, also 45% of the airline’s top management representatives are women.