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.
Squeezing in Qsuite type seats into a 787-9 is not possible, but I expect something similar to the United Polaris seat, perhaps with a partial door that slides out to provide extended 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?
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Turkish hard product gets a bad rap, but as someone who is 6’3” its really nice to have the legroom that their straight forward seats provide which doesnt feel nearly as restricting as the reverse heringbone.
Do I want a middle seat on a 2-3-2, of course not, but overall I really enjoyed Turkish business and am interested to see how it changes.
I like the new uniforms. I also like the current seats just fine especially sense I am always on the A330 anyway which doesn’t have the middle seat. Economy is decent too with only two seats by the window. I am glad Turkish will be upgrading the new planes to be more competitive with the competition, but I don’t need them. Matthew I heard that Turkish is sticking with Do & Co instead of switching carterer’s when the new airport opens. Can you confirm this? I am excited to connect at the new airport for a trip at the beginning of November. Hopefully it will be open on time.
Hi Justin, I can confirm that TK is sticking with Do & Co.
Thank you. This is great news.
“Alitalia ditched them because crews complained they were too uncomfortable. Hopefully Turkish will not encounter the same problem. ”
Any complaints by Turk Air crews will be met with arrests and prison time. Even with 70’000 students in prisons being tortured by Erdogans regime, there’s room for more.
Which begs the question, when do we get to see prison tourism in the new Turk Caliphate and check out guard uniforms?
I like new uniforms. Amazing!
You are funny:)) you say!!!!! 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. You are so clever:)))) Me now….I did not like it either!!!! Bag…grey panthose, (grandmaish, thick black line on shoes…cap…so what you are saying is lazy designer, fulled THY:)))).
Beautiful and Chic new uniform. Hopefully practical for cabin crews during performing their duty onboard.
Nice and looks very classy.