LOOK: Philippine Airlines cabin crew don protective suits in 'new normal'

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Posted at Apr 17 2020 11:27 AM

A Philippine Airline flight crew wearing his PPE uniform on a flight. Photo: Cielo Villaluna, PAL

MANILA - Philippine Airlines on Friday unveiled specially designed personal protective gear for cabin crew as part of a "new normal" to prevent the spread of COVID-19 that grounded global aviation.

Designed by Filipino couturier Edwin Tan, the protective suits have the "fit and function" that will allow cabin crew to perform their duties. The garments also bear the colors of the airline, which take off from the Philippine flag, PAL spokesperson Cielo Villaluna said.

Tan fused protection, comfort and branding in the final design, Villaluna said. The "new normal" cabin crew uniform will have various looks, designs and colors.

PAL crew wearing their specially designed PPEs. Cielo Villaluna

PAL crew wearing their specially designed PPEs. Cielo Villaluna

PAL crew wearing their specially designed PPEs. Cielo Villaluna

PAL crew wearing their specially designed PPEs. Cielo Villaluna

Local airlines have suspended operations due to virus lockdowns here and abroad. PAL has been mounting cargo and special flights to help stranded foreigners and to deliver essential supplies.