Newly launched low-cost airline Akasa Air has gone for a fresh style of its own in choosing cabin crew uniforms that are eco-friendly and give precedence to comfort.
The airline has broken away from the trend of stylish high-heeled pointed shoes and opted for sneakers instead so that the cabin crew can work in comfort. The airline has also decided against skirts and the air hostesses will be attired in a combination of orange bandgala kurtis and black trousers. The male members will wear orange T-shirts and black jackets.
The Mumbai-headquartered Akasa Air tweeted: “#AkasaCrewLook: Our crew uniforms are made using recycled polyester fabric made from pet bottle plastics salvaged from marine waste. ”
Explaining the thought behind the design, the Rakesh Jhunjhunwala-promoted airline tweeted: “Inspired by our roots. Our crew jacket design draws inspiration from the Indian bandhgala and takes it farther into the future.”
In a press release, the low-cost airline said the sneakers have “extra cushioning from heel to toe” to ensure that the crew feel comfortable during long flights. They also added that the “sole of the sneakers is carved from recycled rubber and manufactured without any use of plastic”.
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