Turkish Airlines has unveiled classy new uniforms plus hinted at a new business class suite.
The new uniforms will debut later this year and “hark back to a golden age of couture fashion from the 1950’s.”
Inspired by many classic elements of Turkish design and culture, the new uniforms incorporate traditional patterns found in artisanal glassware, ceramics and calligraphy with contemporary textures and details. The collection combines shapes and colours found in Istanbul Bosphorus with a new ‘flow detail’, created to symbolise the effortless and dynamic energy flowing through Turkey’s most dynamic city as an intersection between East and West.
I LOVE these new uniforms. They remind me of the (now retired) Alitalia uniforms and for good reason, too. They were designed by Ettore Bilotta, the same designer of the Alitalia uniforms. Alitalia ditched them because crews complained they were too uncomfortable. Hopefully Turkish will not encounter the same problem. But what an improvement over current uniforms:
New Business Class Suites
Turkish has 25 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners plus 25 Airbus A350-900s on order. Delivery will begin next year and Australian Business Traveller reports both planes will features a new business class seat with a 1-2-1 seating layout and a priority on “high” privacy.
Turkish’s current fleet of 777s, A340, and A33os will NOT be retrofitted. A lot of people complain about these older seats, but I like them. I slept very well on my flight from Los Angeles to Istanbul and appreciate that my feet were not constrained.
New uniforms and a new business class suite are coming to Turkish Airlines. Turkish has always been one of my favorite airlines and these upgrades will only make the airline better.
What do you think about the new uniforms?