EgyptAir fails to end stand-off over hijab with flight attendants

A committee formed by the Civil Aviation Ministry in Egypt failed to end a stand-off with EgyptAir's female flight attendants demanding permission to wear a hijab (headscarf) on board planes.

The flight attendants have been protesting since July.

Maysa Abdel Hady, a member of the committee, told Al-Masry Al-Youm on Thursday that some members of the committee had no intention of getting the problem resolved. 

She also said that there has been procrastination in issuing a decision that will allow flight attendants to wear the hijab.

Abdel Hady wondered at the company’s refusal to let female attendants wear the veil, mentioning that many foreign airlines, like British Airways, allow their Muslim attendants wear the veil.

‫A source at the ministry said designing a new uniform for the women would cost around LE9 million, which would be an additional burden in light of financial problems that have followed the revolution.

Translated from the Arabic Edition

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