Asia's airlines navigate new safety norms after coronavirus
When Philippine Airlines unveiled its new uniforms, the flag carrier was proud to point out that they were designed not only with the help of a fashion designer, but also medical experts.
The uniforms, introduced on April 14, incorporate personal protective gear and medically approved material to keep cabin crew safe, the company said.
Decorated with Philippine Airlines' colorful flag logo, they are one of the flashier measures airlines have introduced to combat the coronavirus pandemic -- and they are also a sign that Asia's airlines are preparing for a long fight.
The uniforms are "part of the new normal and this norm will remain in place as long as necessary," airline spokesperson Cielo Villaluna told the Nikkei Asian Review.