Thai airline PC Air is recruiting transsexual staff to help them boost their career prospects.

The newly-formed Thai airline recruited three transsexual women this week in its first round of hiring.

PC Air boss Peter Chan told the Daily Telegraph said that transsexual people were multi-talented.

“I think these people can have many careers – not just in the entertainment business – and many of them have a dream to be an air hostess,” Chan said.

He added: “I just made their dream come true. Our society has changed. It’s evolution. I’m a pioneer and I’m sure there will be other organisations following my idea.”

One of the Thai airline’s latest trolly dollies is Thanyarat “Film” Jiraphatpakorn.

A former winner of the Miss Tiffancy beauty pageant, the 32-year-old said she was delighted about her new job.

PC Air’s transsexual staff will wear special badges to identify them to passengers.

Transsexual women are often referred to as “the third sex”, or as “katoeys”, which is sometimes seen as a pejorative term.

Thailand is widely believed to be one of the more tolerant countries towards the wide spectrum of transgenderism.

A number of celebrities in Thailand are transsexuals and some schools have installed special third sex bathrooms after finding that a large proportion of students want them.