New Delhi: Air India has recently revealed its new uniforms for pilots and crew members, marking the first change in six decades since the airline’s establishment in 1932. The unveiling coincides with the ongoing merger with Vistara. The airline, expressing the new uniforms as a tribute to its rich history and a commitment to a promising future, enlisted fashion designer Manish Malhotra for the task.
Scheduled to be introduced by the year-end, the uniforms showcase a colour palette of red, aubergine, and gold, symbolizing the confidence and vibrancy of contemporary India. Over 10,000 flight crew, ground staff, and security personnel will be adorned in these new designs. The collaboration involved input from cabin crew representatives and the airline’s In-flight services team, ensuring the practicality of the designs through comprehensive testing.
The pilot uniforms feature a traditional black double-breasted suit with a Vista-inspired print, representing professionalism, timeless elegance, and the esteemed nature of the aviation profession. Additionally, Manish Malhotra has designed stylish and comfortable footwear for the crew. Female cabin crew will wear dual-tone block heels in black and burgundy, while male cabin crew members will sport comfortable black Brogues. A video posted on the official Air India account showcases the new uniforms worn by the crew.