By: Flyhigh Manila Staff
Because the safety of the frontliners of the sky is priority. Philippines AirAsia cabin crew members will soon be wearing Los Angeles based Puey Quinones-designed Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) on domestic and international flights. AirAsia will soon join the league of Eva Air, Philippine Airlines, Emirates, Korean Air, and Skyjet to name a few that provides PPEs for their flight attendants.
PAA vice chairman Shiela Romero said, "I compared different fabrics that have been approved by the DOH and even had a stress test done. The PPE is comfortable because it is not so thick and heavy yet it serves its purpose. The material gives justice to the design. I like that it’s chic and sporty—similar to what F1 race car drivers wear. This fusion of fashion and safety will define the new standards of flying today."
The PPE to be provided for AirAsia cabin crew include a head gear, face shield, body garment, gloves, and white shoes, so basically a whole body protective gear. This was debuted yesterday April 24 on a repatriation flight from Bangkok to Manila carrying 100 Filipinos.
“We are honored to be able to help more kababayans return safely to the Philippines. Our pilots and cabin crew had risen up to the occasion and served our fellow Filipinos despite the health risks involved. We hope to be able to mount more recovery flights in coordination with local governments and foreign embassies. These are opportunities to serve our country and I am confident that more Allstars will heed the call of service," said Ricky Isla, PAA chief executive officer.
Cabin crew PPE are a complete balance between form and function. Stylishness if another thing but more importantly, they have to protect the cabin crew from viruses like the Coronavirus and they have to be comfortable enough for the cabin crew to effectively carry on their duties particularly when it comes to safety,
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