February 13, 2011

Newly-formed Thai airline recruits ‘Ladyboys’ as air hostesses

A newly-formed Thai airline has recruited transsexuals as air hostesses, in a pioneering move it believes will be copied by other carriers.

PC Air, which has yet to take to the skies, selected three “Ladyboys” in its first round of hiring this week to promote equal opportunities for what is dubbed the “third sex” in Thailand.
Peter Chan, the new airline’s boss, is enthusiastic about his groundbreaking move because of the opportunities it would afford transsexuals.
“I think these people can have many careers – not just in the entertainment business – and many of them have a dream to be an air hostess,” he said. “I just made their dream come true. Our society has changed. It’s evolution. I’m a pioneer and I’m sure there will be other organisations following my idea.”
Full article here.