Airlines look at fairer sex to save costs

Seeking to fly high in a high-cost environment, Indian and foreign airlines are taking innovative measures to cut their expenses, including a greater emphasis on hiring of supposedly lower-weighing female cabin crew.

Human resource experts also believe that a better retention rate is also a key reason behind the recruitment of female staff members, while other cost-optimisation measures include cutting on the size and weight of in-flight items like magazines, cutlery and food items.

An overall lighter weight helps an aircraft save on its fuel costs during its take-off, landing as well as during the flying time.

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