408 thousand persons were employed in the air transport sector in EU

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In 2019, 408 thousand persons aged 20-64 were employed in the air transport sector in the European Union (EU), representing an 11% increase compared with 2018.

These workers accounted for 0.2% of total employment in the EU, Eurostat data shows.

Among EU Member States, Luxembourg recorded the highest share of persons employed in the air transport sector (1.0% of total employment), followed by Malta (0.5%), Ireland, the Netherlands and Portugal (all 0.4%).

With regard to the gender balance, a small majority of air transport workers were men (56%). The highest share of men was recorded in Sweden (77%), followed by Denmark (74%) and Malta (73%).

By contrast, Finland was the only EU Member State where women were predominant in the air transport sector (57% of air transport workers were women).

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