After several warnings, India’s national carrier, Air India is grounding up to 130 flight attendants for being too fat for nothing.
Officials say the 125 personnel who do not meet the ideal weight requirements will be asked either to retire voluntarily or be given ground duties.
In May last year, the aviation regulator had found 600 Air India air hostesses and other cabin crew members overweight and unfit for flying.
The airline warned the fat flight attendants to lose weight within six months or risk being taken off flights and given a job on the ground.
Those who have been axed are said to have higher body mass index (BMI) above the prescribed limit.
“People who are fitter can respond quicker and more efficiently in case of any untoward situation,” an Air India official said.
In 2009, the airline ground 10 flight attendants who failed to slim down.