Royal Brunei reveals new uniforms

By David Flynn, February 22 2014
Royal Brunei reveals new uniforms

Royal Brunei has become the latest airline to unveil a new uniform, which will debut in April with the launch of its Boeing 787 service from Melbourne to Brunei and on to London.

The simple yet stylish look takes its cue from the rich heritage of this tiny sovereign state nestled on the north coast of the island of Borneo.

"The new ensemble reflects Bruneian tradition,' Royal Brunei explains.

The uniform's warm colour palette ranges from "coral dust to morning sky to fresh mint, based on crew seniority" the airline notes.

Female crew blouses have been detailed with traditional songket patterns along the hem, trim and back, with matching headscarves and chestnut brown skirts.

Male crew members wear three-piece suits in matching brown, with Malay-inspired shirts with traditional standing collars based on the same three key colours.

It's an elegantly pared-back upgrade to the airline's current uniform.

Qantas turned to Australian-born but Paris-based Martin Grant to craft a bold new look for the Flying Kangaroo's crew and ground staff, in which clean European-inspired cuts based on a dusky French navy incorporate elements of 'Qantas red' with the odd playful fuchsia pink highlight. Read more...

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Based on traditional Fijian attire, the new Fiji Airways uniforms (below) mix rich chocolate and vibrant aqua colours. Read more...

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David Flynn is the Editor-in-Chief of Executive Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.

Cathay Pacific - Asia Miles

25 Apr 2013

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To be honest I prefer the older uniform over the new uniform, which is quite more stylish. The new one kind of makes the women's heads look like dumplings.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

17 Aug 2012

Total posts 2209

Dumplings indeed! I think it's supposed to be an 'enhanced' headscarf, but you know how airlines go about with their enhancements.

The blokes look bloody good, though!

02 Dec 2011

Total posts 47

teletubbies was my first and second look :)


04 Nov 2010

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LOL, I know what you mean Alvin! Overall I like the new look, less cluttered that the patterns on the old ones, and the chocolate brown pants (and jackets for the men) are a nice touch.


12 Apr 2013

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To me females in mew uniform look like nurses in intensive care unit.

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