SkyUp flight attendants to wear more comfortable attire.
Low-cost Ukrainian carrier, SkyUp, has made a change to its uniform policy, allowing female flight attendants to swap typical crew attire for more comfortable alternatives.
The airline reportedly surveyed its crews asking them what changes they would like.
Based on the results of the survey, the airline has decided to get rid of high heels, skirts and tight blouses and replace them with trainers, loose orange jackets and trousers.
“Professional flight attendants first appeared almost 100 years ago. During this period, a lot has changed, and most importantly, women have changed,” SkyUp said on their Facebook page.
“[The transformation] requires a new vision of the profession, and revolutionary changes. Now, we are initiating these changes.”
The policy change has been welcomed by SkyUp’s employees.
Flight attendant Daria Solomennaya was quoted by the BBC as saying, “Many of my colleagues are permanent clients of podologists; their toes and toe-nails are constantly damaged by high heels.”
“Twelve hours on your feet, flying from Kyiv to Zanzibar and back. If you wear high heels, you are hardly able to walk afterwards.”
Uniforms for SkyUp male flight attendants remain unchanged.