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Published: Tue 08 Mar 2016 at 16:41

Updated: Tue 08 Mar 2016 at 16:46

Recruitment, Announcements showed true ‘girl power’ this International Women’s Day, with a flagship flight operated entirely by women.

The 16:30 Amsterdam flight from Leeds Bradford Airport was checked-in, loaded, boarded, pushed back and crewed by 12 friendly females, making history!

From the captain, first officer and duty manager to cabin crew, ramp team, dispatcher and passenger service agents – everything that goes into getting an aircraft off the ground safely and on time was ‘manned’ by the leading leisure airline’s ladies.

Louise Iveson, a First Officer on today’s flight, said: “We’re all thrilled to have been part of this unique flight. It’s fantastic that has helped us mark International Women’s Day and celebrate the great work we women do in powering flights and providing a great experience for our customers.

“I hope today has shown other women wanting to join the industry that there is nothing stopping them from achieving their ambitions. Here come the girls!”’s International Women’s Day all female flight team:

  • Belfast International – four new flights with season extended until 23rd October 2016.
  • Captain: Anna Martin
  • First Officer: Louise Iveson
  • Cabin crew: Rebecca Kay, Louise Clark Wise and Sarah Nicholson
  • Duty manager: Janet Hodgson
  • Passenger services team: Becky Durkin, Ceit Brown and Karen Fitzpatrick
  • Ramp team: Maxine Paulin and Georgina Horsfall
  • Dispatcher: Holly Chandler
  • Any females interested in a career at should visit To see more about our special International Women’s Day flight on our Facebook and Twitter channels, visit or @jet2tweets.

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