11/07/2016 12:31 EST | Updated 11/08/2017 00:12 EST

Air Canada says in-flight crews can wear poppy pins for Remembrance Day

Air Canada says it has revised its uniform policy to make it clear that in-flight crews can wear poppy pins in honour of Remembrance Day.

The airline says that while it has regulations on non-service pins to "maintain a consistent uniform look," poppies are allowed.

Spokesman Peter Fitzpatrick says the company has apologized to its crew members for "any confusion surrounding this issue" and updated its policy to prevent any further misunderstandings.

Air Canada says many of its employees have ties with the military and the company recognizes the contribution of service members and veterans.

The airline also says it will be making special announcements on board to mark Remembrance Day.