As WoWasis reported earlier this year, Bangkok’s PC Air began to interview ladyboys as flight attendants. Now, they’re flying! This month, as reported by MailOnline, PC Air President Peter Chan has hired four ladyboys as flight attendants, Chayathisa Nakmai, Dissanai Chitpraphachin, Nathatai Sukkaset and Phuntakarn Sringern, after receiving more than 100 applications. The airline noted that “the qualifications for the ladyboy flight attendants were the same as for female flight attendants, with the additional provisos that they be like women in how they walk and talk, and have a feminine voice and the right attitude.” These four made their inaugural flight from Bangkok to Surat Thani.
PC Air is in the process of making up its formal schedule, and currently offers package tours to China, Japan, Korea, and Singapore. Its motto, printed on the fuselage of its aircraft, is I believe it’s “My Way.” Ladyboys are ubiquitous in Thailand, working in jobs from bank executives to make-up counters, and we applaud PC Air for taking a great step in the area of gender equality and service.
Also see the WoWasis post on Cebu Pacidic Airlines’ dancing flight attendants in the Philippines, with links to videos.