Qantas Group pilots will FlyPink from this month, swapping out their normal gold epaulettes (shoulder stripes) for pink ones, to show their support during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Australianfirst initiative was started by QantasLink Captain Susan McHaffie whose aunt was diagnosed and beat breast cancer.
Joining the airline in 2013, Susan was inspired by the National Breast Cancer Foundation branded pink QantasLink aircraft to find a way to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer research that would encourage airlines around the world to join together for the cause. McHaffie said she hoped her small idea would encourage other airlines to show their support.
QantasLink will serve food items in FlyPink branded boxes and brownies in support of the campaign. Customers and other Qantas employees can support FlyPink by donating to www.flypink.net