EasyJet CEO Carolyn McCall decorated with the Légion d’honneur [fr]
On Thursday 13 October, Carolyn McCall was decorated with France’s highest merit, the Légion d’honneur, by the French Ambassador to the UK, Sylvie Bermann.
Carolyn McCall, CEO of easyJet, has placed France and the UK at the heart of the easyJet European network, thanks to her remarkable efforts towards its international expansion, making it the UK’s largest airline and France’s second largest airline, offering more than 200 routes localy.
Millions of Europeans have been able to discover France and millions of French people have visited new European destinations with easyJet.
Carolyn McCall also received the distinction in recognition of the creation of hundreds of sustainable jobs for people both in France and the UK. In France easyJet employs over 1,000 staff across its five bases under local contracts. Thanks to its local partnership with the Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile (ENAC) in Toulouse, easyJet has recruited 22 cadets over the past two years. The company operates one of the largest fleets of Airbus aircraft in the world.
Ambassador Bermann said: "This honour is the result of Carolyn and her team’s efforts, which have resulted in economic and industrial benefits for France and the UK, enabling millions of our citizens to travel and discover Europe with low fares and great service. It is also for her invaluable support to women, particularly to female pilots, that France honours her today."
Carolyn McCall said: “This is an amazing honour for easyJet and our passionate and committed French team. EasyJet’s commitment to France is clear, and we look forward to connecting millions of our customers to and from France."