The newest airline in India, Akasa Air, today presented the first image of its airline staff uniform, making it the first airline in India to provide its in-flight personnel with personalised pants, jackets, and sneakers.
The airline, which is backed by Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, claims that the uniform was inspired by the company's guiding principles of employee centricity and sustainability. The fabric for the jacket and pants was created especially for Akasa Air using recycled polyester manufactured from pet bottle plastic that was recovered from maritime debris. To ensure personnel' comfort during their hectic flight schedules, the uniform fit focuses on offering the best stretch possible.
Rajesh Pratap Singh created the crew dress; the jacket is futuristic in a contemporary take on the garment and is inspired by the Indian bandh gala. Vanilla Moon created sneakers with more cushioning from the heel to the toe to guarantee better support due to the mobile lifestyle of crew members and prolonged periods of standing. According to the manufacturer, the sneakers' soles are made entirely without the use of plastic and are made from recycled rubber.
Belson Coutinho, Co-Founder and Chief Marketing & Experience Officer, Akasa Air, said, “Employee centricity and sustainability are going to be at the core of everything that we do at Akasa Air. We have designed a uniform in which our team feels both proud and comfortable as they direct their energy to ensure a warm, friendly, and efficient flying experience for all our passengers".