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Akasa Air unveils crew uniforms

Akasa Air, India’s newest airline which is weeks away from taking to the skies, has unveiled its crew uniforms.

The uniforms feature a youthful and contemporary design, and colours that reflect the warm, friendly and happy personality of Akasa Air.

Looking at the crew uniforms, it definitely looks like a 2022-born airline 😉. Akasa is the first airline in India to have introduced custom trousers, jackets, and comfortable sneakers for its airline in-flight crew.

The carrier says that the uniform is inspired by the company’s core beliefs of employee centricity and sustainability. The trouser and jacket fabric has been specially made for Akasa Air, using recycled polyester fabric which is made from pet bottle plastic salvaged from marine waste. The uniform fit focuses on providing the best possible stretch to ensure employees’ comfort over their busy flight schedules. Designed by Rajesh Pratap Singh, the jacket draws inspiration from the Indian bandh gala.

Describing the inspiration behind the uniform, 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.

Rajesh Pratap Singh, who worked with Akasa Air to create the uniform, said:

These uniforms are a perfect amalgamation of style and sustainability and reflect Akasa Air’s core values. From concept to the final outcome, it has been an exciting journey for me to work on these designs and present one of the most unique, sustainable and functional uniforms of our times.

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Vanilla Moon has designed sneakers that are light, and contain extra cushioning from heel to toe to ensure better support, given the mobile lifestyle of crew members and long hours spent standing. The sole of the sneakers is carved from recycled rubber and manufactured without any use of plastic.

Deepika Mehra, Founder, Vanilla Moon, said:

We are delighted to share this shoe design – which is sustainably produced, functional, comfortable, gender-neutral and contemporary. The design also reflects Akasa Air’s employee-centric culture to ensure their comfort.

Akasa Air took delivery of its first Boeing B737MAX-8, registered VT-YAA, on 21st June 2022.

The first proving flight has just been completed (at the time of writing this article) between Delhi and Mumbai. The airline will complete some more proving flights in the upcoming days and if they are successful, Akasa Air might get its Air Operators Certificate just a few days after completing its proving flights.

The airline says that it is “gearing up for its commercial launch by the end of July”.

Featured image by Akasa Air

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