The airline launches a new uniform item for flight attendants, dubbed “women transformed.”
AN AIRLINE has made a significant alteration to the costumes of its flight attendants, claiming that “things have changed.” Female cabin staff members will no longer be required to wear high heels on flights and will be able to wear slacks instead.
The low-cost carrier announced that it was time for its female employees to switch to a more comfortable work attire. Female air stewardesses are frequently required to wear skirts, cosmetics, and heels during flights, according to guidelines that many consider outdated.
Female inflight crews will be able to swap their uniforms for the new costumes as early as next month, according to SkyUp, a Ukrainian airline.
“Many of my colleagues are permanent clients of podologists, their toes and toe-nails are continually harmed by high heels,” Daria Solomennaya, an airline steward, told the BBC.
“Flying from Kyiv to Zanzibar and back takes 12 hours on your feet. Wearing high heels makes it difficult to walk afterward.” Female flight attendants will now be allowed to work in trouser suits and white trainers.
Many female flight attendants have claimed that the airline uniform heels have damaged their feet and caused varicose veins.
“Times have changed, women have changed,” a SkyUp executive stated. “In contrast to the conservative classics, heels, red lipstick, and a bun, a new more modern and comfortable image of a ‘champion’ has emerged.”
“Freedom, natural beauty, originality, no patterns, and sneakers that everyone wishes they could fly in.”
“On average, we spend six to twelve hours a day on board,” Maryna Zaburanna, another SkyUp cabin crew member, told Euronews. “A comfortable uniform for us is an extremely crucial feature of work.”
“Shoes, especially with heels, are certainly attractive, but they are not comfortable to wear for lengthy periods of time.”
According to the airline’s head of marketing, women working for the company will still need to wear makeup but will have more hair style options.
Virgin Atlantic revised its uniform guidelines in 2019 to remove the requirement for female employees to wear cosmetics to work.
The transatlantic airlines’ vivid red uniforms, designed by Vivienne Westwood in 2014, are well-known.
Women cabin staff can wear trousers on British Airways flights, but they must still apply cosmetics.
“Our consistent requirements need a groomed look that satisfies a traditional standard,” it says on its careers website.
“Brinkwire Summary News” says, “Women need to have a stylish look.”