The airline that's very politically correct: Thai carrier PC Air takes to the skies with 'ladyboy' flight attendants
Welcoming: The team of (left to right) Nathatai Sukkaset, Dissanai Chitpraphachin, Phuntakarn Sringern and Chayathisa Nakmai greet passengers in Thai tradition by clasping their hands together
Fasten your seatbelts! A Thai airline that hired transsexuals as flight attendants to set itself apart from competitors has taken to the skies.
PC Air, a new charter airline that plans to fly routes across Asia, originally set out to hire only male and female flight attendants.
But it changed its mind after receiving more than 100 job applications from transvestites and transsexuals.
Thai President of PC Air Peter Chan (third from left) and chairman Chatwiwat Klamkomol (fourth from left) during the airline's inauguration ceremony
In demand: Thai transsexuals flight attendants, from left to right, Chayathisa Nakmai, Nathatai Sukkaset, Phuntakarn Sringern and Dissanai Chitpraphachin inside an airplane
Four were chosen, along with 19 female and 7 male flight attendants.
They are Chayathisa Nakmai, Dissanai Chitpraphachin, Nathatai Sukkaset and Phuntakarn Sringern.
Now the new trolly dollies have made their first journey on a flight from Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok to Surat Thani province, southern Thailand.
The airline is hoping to expand with new routes later this month.
Nathatai Sukkaset, right, and Phuntakarn Sringern serve soft drinks to passengers
Just the ticket: Transgenders and transsexuals are more accepted in Thailand than in most other nations, holding mainstream jobs in a variety of fields
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