International Airlines Group (IAG) has increased its target for women in senior roles across the group to 40% by 2025.

The group which owns Aer Lingus and British Airways said the target aligns IAG with recent recommendations made in the FTSE Women Leaders Review.

Its previous target was 33% by 2025, which it achieved last year.

Female representation on IAG's Board currently stands at 42%.

IAG said it has has implemented a range of initiatives to support gender equality, including reviewing its recruitment processes to ensure diverse shortlists and interview panels.

It is also setting up mentoring and networking opportunities to women and providing educational programmes for girls and young women considering career paths in aviation.

"We have made great progress in increasing female representation in recent years as part of a robust approach to diversity and inclusion," said Luis Gallego, IAG's chief executive.

"Having achieved our previous target for 2025 in 2021, we are extending our ambition to 40% of senior management roles being held by women in the same time frame," he added.