EasyJet’s CEO Johan Lundgren is cutting his own salary by £34,000. Earlier, he was a deputy chief executive at travel group Tui.
EasyJet is committed to equal pay policy and equal opportunity for women and men, he said.
In order to show his personal commitment to this policy, he has asked the board to cut his own pay to match that of the previous CEO.
The gender pay gap in EasyJet is 51.7% at present, but the budget airline says this is not due to unequal pay for women. The salaries ate decided in consensus with union are men and women are eqally paid.
The airline further assured that the gap in the percentage of pay comes due as there are far fewer female pilots than male pilots in the industry as a whole. Only 5% of EasyJet’s pilots are women.