Aviation

“I saw underwear”: AirAsia in trouble for scantily dressed flighties

Daisy Doctor

A New Zealand passenger has shone a light on AirAsia’s flight attendant uniforms, which she deemed as “disgusting”.

June Robertson, a doctor from Wellington, had said that she flies to Malaysia twice a year and adores the country as women “do not dress like prostitutes”.

However, Robertson was incredibly unimpressed when she saw an AirAsia attendant in a local supermarket in Kuala Lumpur bending over, revealing to Robertson her underwear.

Robertson was so unimpressed, she penned a letter to the Malaysian senator Hanafi Mamat

The complaint was given in the form of an email, and yep, we definitely do have a copy of it.

Dear Sir, 

I was pleased to read in the NZ news that you are objecting to Air Asia’s uniforms. 

I’m a middle-aged professional woman who has visited Malaysia twice per year for ten years now. 

We love your country. 

I also stop in KL on my way to Europe and usually stay at Sama Sama at KLIA. I have felt very offended by the extremely short skirts these females wear on AirAsia. 

The European airline, NZ and Australian or American Airlines do not wear such short skirts. I found it quite disgusting myself as not everyone appreciates this. 

One of the AirAsia women bent over in the supermarket in KLIA 2 and I seen (sic) her underwear, terrible!

On an AirAsia flight from Auckland to KL in October 2017 the woman serving us in the premium, business class seats had her blouse opened and I could see the top of her breasts. I objected and asked her to close her jacket, as she was bending over us. 

I also wondered why such a respectful country like Malaysia would allow this. 

One of the things we like about Malaysia is the fact your women do not dress like prostitutes and the people are very respectful of others. 

The airline is letting your reputation down and if you visit KLIA 2 there are many women in red uniforms walking around with very short skirts. Gives the wrong impression of Malaysia. 

The males, however, are very respectfully dressed and very professional.

Thank you for addressing this. 

The passenger’s letter.

According to News.com, Mamat had previously spoken about the “sexiness” of uniforms which are designed to be sharia-compliant.

Mamat reportedly said the sexy uniforms on AirAsia could “arouse passengers”.

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