Virgin Australia introduces new senior cabin crew uniform for flight attendants

Virgin Australia has revealed a sophisticated new look for its senior cabin crew members, introducing a new colour into its palette of red, silver and purple – charcoal.

Passengers who fly with Virgin can spot the new charcoal uniforms that singles out senior cabin crews, from Wednesday, January 6, 2016, when it will be rolled out across the airline's entire network of flights.

For senior female cabin crew members, the new uniform includes a charcoal version of the red dress, pants and one-button suit jacket options to be worn with the airline's existing dark purple and red scarf, and a newly designed red waist belt.

For senior male cabin crew members, the new uniform is a black and charcoal variation of the existing male uniform (single-breasted suit jacket and vest) to be worn with a black shirt and the existing dark purple tie. The men's suit jackets and vest will feature purple lining like the existing uniforms.

The new uniforms will be tailor-made to fit crews and all suit jackets will feature the standard Virgin-icon button.

Project Runway Australia winner Juli Grbac, who designed the airline's existing 1960s-inspired uniforms back in 2011, also chose the colour of the new senior cabin uniform.

Virgin Australia said the new uniform was created to better allow passengers identify senior cabin crew. The uniforms will be worn by senior cabin staff, which includes flight managers, cabin supervisors and cabin leaders.  

The airline recently opened a new Perth T1 domestic terminal – Australia's newest and possibly most stylish lounge. The light-filled lounge features a unique check-in process in the main hall, a requisite wine and espresso bars and offers city skyline views. 

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