Johan Lundgren, who began his new job in December, will voluntarily reduce his salary by £34,000 ($48,127) to match that of Carolyn McCall, EasyJet said in a company statement.
Lundgren’s annual pay will be pegged back from £740,000 to £706,000 ($999,343) — which is the same amount McCall was paid prior to her departure to head up broadcasting giant ITV.
“At EasyJet, we are absolutely committed to giving equal pay and equal opportunity for women and men,” added Lundgren, the former deputy of TUI travel group.
“I want that to apply to everybody at EasyJet, and 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.”
The airline, which is based in Luton, north of London, had announced Lundgren’s appointment in November.