Aer Lingus is upping its fashion game with the announcement that the airline will be debut stylish new uniforms for its cabin crew and all frontline ground agents.
The re-design will be lead by renowned Irish designer, Louise Kennedy, who also designed the famous ‘teal green’ uniform that is currently in effect.
The current uniform has made history by being the longest-running Aer Lingus unform after first taking to the runway as it were, in 1998.
Speaking about the new collection, Louise Kennedy said: “20 years after we first designed the current and longest-standing uniform, I am thrilled to continue the design story of the celebrated Aer Lingus uniform.”
She added: “To be able to now design a brand new uniform for the airline is an opportunity we very much appreciate and relish. In fact, it is an absolute honour”.
Mike Rutter, Chief Operating Officer of Aer Lingus, added: “The redesign of the Aer Lingus uniform will make ripples not just within our own airline but throughout Ireland and far beyond.”
He added: “The Aer Lingus uniform is the very fabric of our brand and together with the shamrock on the tailfins instantly depicts our rich history and gives our guests who fly with us a warm sense of Ireland and Irish hospitality.”
A total of ten Aer Lingus uniforms have been created over the years, with designers including Irene Gilbert, Neillí Mulcahy, Digby Morton, Ib Jorgensen, Paul Costello and Louise Kennedy.
Designed by Sybil Connolly of Pimms in 1945, Aer Lingus’ first-ever uniform was a military-style rich brown suit which then became green a few years later in 1948. The new contemporary uniforms will meet the needs of today’s airline staff and will be revealed in Spring 2019.
We can’t wait to see them take to the skies. For more information about Ireland’s only 4-star airline, visit aerlingus.com.