These days, they're more commonly known as flight attendants - back in February 1971 when our photograph was taken, they were called air hostesses.
One wonders what became of these ladies who were photographed for a story in the Chronicle 50 years ago. They'll all be in their 70s now.
We reported how 11 of them had earned their wings after passing the Northeast Airlines air hostess course at Newcastle Airport training centre.
By that time, the airport was reaching for the skies, kicking off the decade as the ninth busiest of Britain’s 39 airports with 416,000 yearly passengers.
It was a far cry from the humble origins of the place.
It officially opened in July 1935 when Newcastle Aero Club – formed in 1925 – moved from Cramlington to the current site in Woolsington.
The first foreign flights – to Stavanger in Norway – came in 1937.
After World War II, and moving into the 1950s, there was a period of prolonged development.
The airport acquired a Customs facility and began regular flights to and from the likes of London, Belfast, Amsterdam and Dusseldorf.
Meanwhile, short-haul holiday flights to the Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, and Jersey were becoming popular.
In 1952, John Denyer was appointed as airport “commandant”. He would later, as managing director, lead Newcastle to become a major player in British aviation, before finally retiring in 1989.
The dawn of the 1960s saw annual passenger numbers reach 100,000, and ambitious plans took shape in the form of a longer runway, new terminal, new cargo buildings and improved car parking.
Opening further improved facilities in 1967, Prime Minister Harold Wilson described it as “an air age initiative”.
The 1970s were the decade when Newcastle Airport really took off, paving the way for what it is today - a major hub, a starting point and destination point for worldwide travel.
New terminal buildings and an extension of the runway to the east were proposed.
And there was a new phenomenon - the foreign package holiday. Soon the likes of Thomson, Horizon, Global, Wings, Ellerman-Sunlight and Air Tours became highly visible around the airport as the sunshine business grew.
By 1974, Thomson was carrying passengers to Spain, Majorca and other newfound exotic locations.
Jet propulsion was the new kid on the block with last Dakota DC-3 flight from Newcastle taking off in July 1970 - and when a Boeing 737 arrived at the airport from Ibiza in 1971, 30,000 local people turned up just to see it.
Meanwhile, as international terrorism became more of a threat during the decade, so security was improved with the acquisition of new X-ray equipment and increased security fencing.
Famously in 1977, American President Jimmy Carter - with a legion of security men in tow - touched down in Newcastle before enjoying a momentous visit to the region.
And in the same year, as the industry continued to evolve, newspapers reported how young men were just as in demand for air steward jobs as the 'the ladies'.
The continued growth at Newcastle Airport meant that by 1980, one million passengers were passing though every year - and that figure would only continue to rise.
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