New Zealand fashion designer Trelise Cooper has been engaged to a develop a new uniform for Air New Zealand staff to be introduced in 2011 when the airline’s new 777-300ERs enter service.
“We will introduce a uniform to coincide with our new long haul product and interiors early next year which will provide customers with a number of world first experiences not currently available on any other carrier,” said Ed Sims, Air New Zealand group general manager international airline.
“We have also been working closely with Trelise to ensure the uniform colour palette works in harmony with our soon to be unveiled new aircraft interiors.”
Air New Zealand says some 90,000 garments will be made for 5000 staff, including cabin crew, customer service staff and pilots.
The airline says of the uniforms that “Colour highlights of ‘twilight’ pink for cabin crew, ‘godzone’ green for ground staff and sky blue for ground and inflight managers will be underpinned by black formal items such as suits and coats.”