Posts from the ‘AirAsia’ Category
May 6th, 2012
Tony Fernandes, AirAsia’s CEO, posting from his personal Twitter account on Saturday:
“@tonyfernandes: Airasia new weekend uniform. Launched today. So our staff get some variety. Stewards also got new gear. http://lockerz.com/s/206573477”
And here they are:
I don’t mind the casual wear — it’s simple, aesthetically sound, and pleasant to look at (unless you dislike red as a colour!) The flight attendants will probably find them comfortable to wear as well, which can only be a good thing all-round.
UPDATE: @GerryS, also on Twitter, retweeted a photo of the weekend wear in action. On an AirAsia aircraft. Worn by both boys and girls:
Many of us who travel on a flight may not constantly think about which day of the week it is. Yet, being indirectly reminded that “the weekend is here!” can set a renewed atmosphere to the practice of a typical day that involves flying.
By creating a more relaxed environment for all on board a flight, it can most certainly contribute towards an improved passenger experience all-round.
While it’s the first time I’ve heard of different uniforms for the (non-)working days, aviation expert Gerry Soejatman, also in a tweet, says that AirAsia wasn’t the first to come up with the idea:
“@GerryS: @winglets747 No, SriwijayaAir had weekend/weekday uniforms up till 2007 or so. Not the first weekend crew uniforms either.”
For a medium service airline, the different uniform may not have worked for Sriwijaya Air where corporate image and/or the in-flight service experience was concerned. For AirAsia, on the other hand, this is a completely different story.
Bottom line: The weekend is shared by all of us, even if the FAs are on duty. So it’s only fair they also get in on it, don’t you think?