AirAsia shows a sneak peek of its brand new flight attendant uniform that comes hand in hand with the enhanced safety measures for the renewed domestic flight operations amid the global COVID-19 pandemics.
Launched during a repatriation flight from Bangkok to Manila, the new personal protective equipment (PPE) already got the approval of the Department of Health (the Philippines) and from now on will be a must to wear on both international and domestic routes.
With four essential elements – a medical mask, a boilersuit, a protective visor, and a trademark airline red color, the new outfit was sketched and brought to life by Filipino fashion designer Puey Quiñones.
“AirAsia launches PPEs to protect its cabin crews. Designed by me”, the designer shared on Instagram.
Vice-Chairman of AirAsia Philippines Sheila Romero calls the design chick and sporty, drawing a parallel with Formula One race drivers’ costumes. While meeting safety standards was obviously the number one priority, the suit is also said to be quite a comfortable piece of clothing that was produced avoiding thick and heavy materials.
“The fusion of fashion and safety will define the new standards of flying today,” says Sheila Romero.
Having grounded most of its fleet in March, the carrier plans to reinstate some of its ceased domestic flights starting with Malaysia, on April 29, 2020. After that, the operations within Thailand, India, Indonesia, and the Philippines will follow on May 4, May 7, and May 16, accordingly.