BA staff in the Middle East don new uniform
The uniform, created by leading British fashion designer Julien Macdonald and worn by over 25,000 British Airways staff worldwide, including flight crew, cabin crew, dispatchers and check-in agents, were rolled out in the Middle East last month.
The British Airways Uniform Committee has adapted the new uniform to ensure that it upholds the corporate image whilst allowing flexibility to meet key religious requirements of the region, particularly focusing on issues of modesty.
The new design reflects the airline’s great British heritage combining the qualities of a Classic tailored pin stripe suit with the style and creative flair of Julien Macdonald. The uniform includes contemporary details such as branded cufflink buttons and a striking red lining.
For the first time, female staff will have the option of wearing a skirt or trousers, and female pilots will have a specially designed uniform - with the number of female pilots growing rapidly, the airline felt the need for a dedicated uniform with a more feminine cut.