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07th Mar 2019

Aer Lingus Cabin Crew Will No Longer Have To Wear Make-Up Or Skirts

Kiara Keane

Aer Lingus has announced that it will no longer be mandatory for female cabin crew to wear make-up or skirts.

The airline announced that they would also be bringing in new uniforms later this year, which will include an option of trousers instead of a skirt.

Trousers were previously an option for all staff but they had to be requested and ordered in specially.

The Irish Times reports that Aer Lingus confirmed they had been considering the move before Virgin Atlantic announced a similar new policy earlier this week.

Aer Lingus’ new dress code will come into effect along with the introduction of the rest of the new uniform in November.

The airline released a statement that said, “In a significant change for the aviation industry, our female cabin crew are no longer required to wear any make-up, if they so choose.

“Not only do the new guidelines offer an increased level of comfort, they also provide our team with more choice on how they want to express themselves at work.”

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