Over the years, the world’s airlines have increasingly looked to well-known fashion designers to create glamorous looks for their flight attendants. But in the era of COVID-19, fashion has taken a back seat to functionality. If AirAsia’s new-look uniforms are anything to go by.
AirAsia new uniform is designed specifically to safeguard flight attendants and passengers throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
A representative for AirAsia wasn’t immediately available to confirm if the uniform will be rolling out across all flights.
The new personal protective equipment suits, as they have been described. Were reportedly designed as part of a collaboration with Filipino fashion designer Puey Quiñones.
AirAsia Flight Attendant Uniform
The uniforms were designed as part of a collaboration with Filipino fashion designer Puey Quiñones.
The new uniforms, which are red to match the airline’s logo. Also have face shields, hoods and long pants and sleeves to completely shield the wearer. According to California-based Quiñones, the suits are made of a “breathable, yet sturdy material”. And were launched on a recovery flight from bangkok to Manila on friday, Conde nast traveler reported.
The design has reportedly been approved by the Philippines’ Department of Health.
The suits are made of “breathable, yet durable material” and were launched on a recovery flight from national capital to Manila on Fri.
A representative for AirAsia wasn’t immediately available to confirm if the uniform will be rolling out across all flights once it reopens domestic travel starting later this month and into may, or for how long the new outfit will be worn by flight attendants.
This is a large turn from previous uniforms from the Malaysian budget liner. In 2018, AirAsia was criticized by a Malaysian legislator, among others, for being too revealing.