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British Airways Begins New Uniform Rollout Starting With Over 5,000 Operational Ground Team Members

Originally announced earlier this year, British Airways has started to rollout their new uniform program for over 30,000 colleagues, starting today with more than 5,000 operational ground team members.

British Airways' Begins New Uniform Program Rollout, Starting With Operational Ground Teams - Courtesy British Airways

On Tuesday (May 23, 2023), British Airways announced the start of the rollout of their brand new uniform program beginning with 5,000 colleagues working in the carrier’s operational ground teams. More than 128,000 garments have been ordered by ground operations colleagues, who now have more choices than ever before with 20 unique wardrobe items. Designed by British, Ghanian Savile Row designer and master tailor, Ozwald Boateng, this is British Airways’ first uniform refresh in nearly 20 years. Ultimately, the new uniforms will be rolled out to more than 30,000 team members, with cabin crew members, pilots, and customer facing colleagues to receive their new uniforms in September 2023.

In Tuesday’s announcement, British Airways’ Chief Operating Officer, René de Groot, said,

“This uniform has been multiple years in the making, and colleagues are genuinely excited to wear the collection, which they’re calling a step change from the previous garments, offering much more practicality. I’m delighted that airport operations, cargo, engineering and maintenance colleagues across our airports and bases worldwide will be the first to transition into the new designs.”

British Airways' New Engineering and Operational Ground Team Uniforms - Courtesy British Airways

The entire uniform collection was designed over five years in collaboration with more than 1,500 colleagues across the company volunteering their time to help shape the look and feel of the program. Team members took part in more than 50 workshops, from design to prototype feedback and garment trials, to help create the iconic British designs. As part of the airline’s sustainability programme, ‘BA Better World’, sustainability has been integral to the design of the new uniforms and the recycling of the previous ones. As operational team members begin wearing their new uniforms, they will hand back their current garments to be donated to charities or recycled. For more detailed information on British Airways’ new uniform program, please click here.

Source: British Airways


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