Virgin Atlantic airline has announced that female flight attendants will not have to wear makeup. They will also be given pants as a part of their default uniform. Virgin Atlantic female crew members used to wear a red coloured jacket with a knee-length skirt, ruby shoes and matching lipstick. While airlines generally have a set of guidelines about the uniform and make-up their employees dress in, these rules come as a changer.
The airline is trying to showcase the development as a push towards gender equality. The UK-based company called the move a "significant change for the aviation industry." CNN quoted Mark Anderson, Virgin Atlantic's executive vice president of the customer in a statement as saying, "Not only do the new guidelines offer an increased level of comfort, they also provide our team with more choice on how they want to express themselves at work." Reportedly, the change comes after the airlines sought feedback from their employees. As 'Bikini Airline' Comes To India: Look At Some Weirdest Air Travel Experiences From Nude Flights to Hello Kitty Planes.
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He added, "Our world famous red uniform is something all of us at Virgin Atlantic are incredibly proud of. As an airline, we have always stood out from the crowd and done things differently to the rest of the industry. We want our uniform to truly reflect who we are as individuals while maintaining that famous Virgin Atlantic style." While this airline that flies between Europe and the Americas has changed its rule, female flight attendants are often expected to dress according to the company's demands. Air hostess on most airlines dresses in tight knee length skirt and heavy make-up.