NEW DELHI (Xinhua) – India has the highest ratio of women pilots worldwide with 12.4 percent, compared to about 5 percent globally, local media reported yesterday.
According to English daily The Times of India, the number of women pilots has nearly doubled over the past four years. At present there are 1,092 women pilots in India out of the total 8,797, as compared to 586 out of the total 5,050 pilots in 2014.
Quoting the figures from the International Society of Women Airline Pilots, the report said there are 7,409 women pilots worldwide, which was just 5.2 percent of the total pilot workforce. Also, India is said to have witnessed the maximum growth in number of women commercial pilots in recent times
India’s official carrier Air India too boasts active participation of women pilots, as there are around 280 women pilots in the airline, representing nearly 12.8 percent of its entire pilots workforce.