8. march is celebrating all over the world, international women's day with political speeches, decrees and acts - and thus, also makes the airlines.
this week announced both Air Lingus and Virgin Atlanic, that they would no longer require their female cabin crew to wear makeup or wear skirts, while an airline on the day have chosen to fly with a crew only consisting of women.
The Independent has made a list.
The scandinavian low-cost airline in connection with the day chosen to honor the feminine gender by painting iconic women on halefinnerne.
Norwegian already has paintings of both men and women, including writer Karen Blixen and the Danish actress Asta Nielsen, but will now add eight women.
- Our fin-heroes celebrates those who have been admired for their achievements as pioneers in their field and who have inspired future generations, says Anne-Sissel Skånvik, communications manager for Norwegian.
Author Virginia Wolf and women's rights activist, Emmeline Pankhurst are among the new faces.
Flights with Ethiopean Airlines from Addis Ababa to Stockholm and Oslo has today been flown by women. And here is meant not only the crew. Both the pilots, flight attendants, staff on the ground as well as air traffic controllers and cateringpersonale consists of women It is the first time in the airline's history. The carrier has however flown with only-female crews in the past.
"We are incredibly honored that we have the ground-breaking women in all aspects of our aviation, says the Ethiopian Airlines' ceo Tewolde GebreMariam.
The british airline has chosen to celebrate the day by inviting 100 school girls from south-east to its gym in the hope to inspire them. The girls got the opportunity to try their flight simulator.
the Airline hopes that it will get more women to dream about being pilots, since women are under-represented in the industry.
Only six percent of the pilots at British Airways are women.
the Airline also added the films 'Wonder Woman' and 'the Battle of the Sexes' for their entertainment on board.
in Addition to having removed the rules on mandatory makeup and skirts at Virgin Atlantic this week, they have also launched a competition, where the lucky (c)winner has the opportunity to win free tickets to the caribbean island of St. Lucia.
St. Lucia is the only island in the world named after a woman. Therefore, it is also the only women by the name Lucy or Lucia, can participate in the competition.