Dhaka: Budget carrier AirAsia on April 24 has unveiled new personal protective equipment (PPE) for its cabin crew to wear as flight operations resume in the days to come following the coronavirus outbreak.
Designed in collaboration with Filipino fashion designer Puey Quiñones, the PPE suits, which were launched during a recovery flight from Bangkok to Manila, embrace the airline's signature red-hot colour and have reportedly been approved by the Philippines' Department of Health.
According to Quiñones, the Los Angeles-based designer has been busy designing and manufacturing PPE suits for hospitals as well as brands such as AirAsia following the outbreak of the coronavirus.
Flight attendants will be required to wear the PPE on all of the carrier's domestic and international flights.
On April 17, AirAsia announced it is ready to resume scheduled flights starting with Malaysia on April 29, followed by Thailand on May 1, India on May 4, Indonesia on May 7 and the Philippines on May 16, subject to approval from authorities.