airBaltic Wins IATA Diversity & Inclusion Team Award

posted on 20th June 2022 by Eddie Saunders
airBaltic Wins IATA Diversity & Inclusion Team Award

International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced Latvian airline airBaltic as the winner of its Diversity & Inclusion Team Award, whose ceremony took place during the annual general meeting in Doha, Qatar.

Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “We are truly proud to accept this significant award. Company’s core values – We deliver. We care. We grow. – reflect our stance on the world around us.

“When it comes down to diversity, the company sets an example not only to the aviation industry, but Latvia and Europe as well.”

Willie Walsh, IATA’s Director General: “I congratulate airBaltic and all the winners of the 2022 IATA Diversity and Inclusion Awards.

“They are clear evidence that the aviation industry is committed to improving gender diversity.

“More importantly they provide inspiration to drive even more ambitious change faster.

“Achieving gender balance is the right thing to do and it is good for business.

“In fact, it has never been more important as now when we need aviation to be an equally attractive career choice for women and men in the ramp-up post-COVID-19 travel restrictions.”

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 airBaltic’s top management representatives are women.