EasyJet chief executive Johan Lundgren is reducing his salary by £34,000 to match that of his predecessor Carolyn McCall.

Mr Lundgren’s starting annual salary was £740,000, while Ms McCall was on £706,000 when she left the budget airline in November.

He was previously a deputy chief executive at travel group Tui.

EasyJet was “absolutely committed” to giving equal pay and equal opportunity for women and men, said Mr Lundgren.  “To show my personal commitment I have asked the board to reduce my pay to match that of Carolyn’s when she was at EasyJet,” he added.  “I also want to affirm my own commitment to address the gender imbalance in our pilot community which drives our overall gender pay gap.”

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