British Airways allow cabin crew wearing hijabs

British Airways allow cabin crew wearing hijabs

LONDON: British Airways for the first time in almost 20 years introduced a new uniform, a jumpsuit with a tunic option.

In fact, Muslim female cabin crew are also allowed to wear headscarves while on duty.

British Airways described the uniform overhaul as an ‘airlines first’ and as many as 30,000 of the company’s front line staff will be seen in the new uniform by this summer.

The design of the uniform was produced by British fashion designer Ozwald Boateng for five years and has been postponed since 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The uniform also provides an alternative for male cabin crew who can choose to wear a matching three-piece suit, while women can wear dresses, skirts or trousers in addition to jumpsuits.

“More than 1,500 staff took part in 50 workshops to help ensure the fit and they secretly tested the new uniform for six months on cargo flights,” said British Airways Chairman and Chief Executive Sean Doyle.

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