Thursday, 14 June 2018

StarFlyer all male cabin crew flight to encourage more men to join the ranks

Star Flyer the Japanese airline recently featured a flight with an all-male cabin crew to both celebrate a popular manga series about a male flight attendant as well as encouraging more males to join the airline as cabin crew. 

In Japan, flight attendants are predominantly women, Kita-Kyushu based Star Flyer say that of its 150 or so flight attendants, less than 6 percent are males.

“We want to create an environment in which men are accepted as cabin crew members as naturally (as women),” said Atsushi Nishiyama, 37, one of the three male crew members aboard the special flight on 3rd June. “We hope more men will dream of becoming flight attendants.”

It was the airlines own cabin crew that came up with an 'all-male' flight between Kita-Kyushu and Haneda Airport in Tokyo to gain more attention for male cabin crew members.

The “Soradan: Men’s Flight” manga runs in Kodansha Ltd.’s Morning weekly comic anthology. It portrays the life of a rookie male flight attendant from a poor family. Soe passengers on the special flight were given a special signed copy of the manga signed by author Issei Itokawa.

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