Why is Singapore Airlines so successful

First female pilots for Singapore Airlines

No, that's not a historic headline: Singapore Airlines allows female pilots. In 2015, the Star Alliance member recruited women for the cockpit for the first time in the company's history. The two young women started their training in August, which lasts two to three years. Only then will they also control the airline's passenger flights. The airline confirmed this to the Straits Times newspaper.

Singapore is the last major airline in the world that does not yet have women in the cockpit. A quota will not be introduced, according to a spokesman. "We hire those who are best qualified." Around 2000 pilots work at Singapore, so the quota for women will be 0.1 percent in the future. The global average is also low at 5 percent. 0.1 percent is a catastrophic value. After all, a few female pilots are already working for the Singapore subsidiaries Scoot and Silk Air.

60 percent female cabin crew

When it comes to the cabin crew at Singapore Airlines, things are of course different. 60 percent are female. The airline even advertises with the “Singapore Girls” - even if the slogan “Singapore Girl, you're a great way to fly” is now often criticized. He was sexist and would portray women as objects. The flight attendants stand out at every airport with their traditional and colorful clothing.

Even at Lufthansa 30 years ago it was not a matter of course that women were allowed into the cockpit. Women are not up to the physical strain and motherhood cannot be reconciled with being a pilot anyway, so the reasoning. It was not until 1988 that the crane airline had the first female pilots, Evi Hetzmannseder and Nicola Lisy, since their restart after the Second World War.