Virgin Atlantic will no longer require female flight attendants to wear makeup

Virgin Atlantic will no longer require female flight attendants to wear makeup
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British airline Virgin Atlantic will no longer require female flight attendants to wear makeup.

Female cabin crew will also be given a pair of pants as an alternative to the standard uniform skirt, HuffPost UK reported Monday. Pants were previously only available by special request.

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Mark Anderson, Virgin Atlantic’s executive vice president for customer, said in a statement to the news outlet that the revised guidelines offer employees “an increased level of comfort” and “more choice on how they want to express themselves at work.”

“Helping people to be themselves is core to our desire to be the most loved travel company,” he said.

Anderson said the change was as a result of “listening to the views of our people.”

The airline has a recommended color palette in its guidelines for employees who wish to wear makeup.