11,500 airline employees unveil new uniforms, manager says

National, Normal

The National, Monday December 16th, 2013

 QANTAS launched a new staff new uniform in Port Moresby last week.

Regional general manager Rick Sawicki said more than 11,500 employees in 80 locations across 21 countries unveiled the new uniform last week.

“This new uniform is more than a look. It’s a new era for Qantas,” Sawicki said.

“This is only the 11th time in our 93-year history that we have launched a new uniform and it’s a privilege for me to be here in Papua New Guinea to take that lead.”

The airline changes its uniform every 10 years and this is the first time for the country to be part of the launching.

The staff at the Port Moresby office showed their new attire developed by Australian designer Martin Grant with the help of the staff.

The uniforms came in dresses, skirts, vests, shirts, long pants and scarfs for the female and neck ties for men.

The supervisors will wear red scarves while the rest of the female staff had pink ones.

Flight attendants on a flight from Los Angeles to Sydney changed their uniforms as the plane crossed over the International Date Line.