Richard Branson to turn stewardess on Malaysian airline
Richard Branson will don a red skirt and serve drinks on Malaysia based airlines AirAsia in May next year.
The Virgin Group chairman is honouring the bet that he lost to AirAsia group chief executive officer Datuk Seri Tony Fernandes two years back.
"Now here is a man with honor @richardbranson who just contacted me to honour his bet," the Star Online quoted Fernandes as tweeting.
"He will be a stewardess in May on Airasia," he tweeted.
Fernandes said that although the 62-year-old billionaire was two years late on honouring the bet he had made with him, the British mogul did not renege on it.
In December 2009, Branson had challenged Fernandes' Lotus F1 team to beat his Virgin Racing group at the 2010 Formula 1 championship season.
The loser would have had to serve as a stewardess on the winner's airline.
The Virgin boss lost the bet, but injured his knee in 2011, postponing his "punishment."
It had been previously reported that Branson would have to wear a specially tailored uniform to fit his 180cm frame, and would serve passengers on a chartered flight between Kuala Lumpur and London.
All proceeds from the flight will go towards a charity organisation of Branson's choice.