Coronavirus: AirAsia Cabin Crew to Wear Designer PPE Suits

These protective suits will be worn by flight attendants on all of the carrier’s domestic and international flights.

Photo: AirAsia

To protect its cabin crew during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, AirAsia has introduced new personal protective equipment (PPE) to be used as flights resume in the coming days.

Designed in partnership with Filipino fashion designer Puey Quiñones, the suits made their debut during a repatriation flight from Bangkok to Manila. Inspired by the airline’s signature color, the suits come in bright red and were reportedly approved by the Philippines’ Department of Health.

Filipino fashion designer Puey Quiñones.

These PPE suites will be worn by flight attendants on all of the carrier’s domestic and international flights. The airline is expected to resume domestic flights, starting with those in Malaysia on Wednesday on April 29, followed by Thailand on May 1, subject to approval from authorities.

According to photos posted on Mr. Quiñones’ Instagram account, the Los Angeles–based designer has also been designing and manufacturing PPE suits for hospitals during COVID-19.

More information here.

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