Khadi Takes To The Skies

Air India crew dons traditional uniforms for exclusive flights

HS Vijan and Adil Vaid are two of our cabin crew incharges who have frequently been designated to operate our prestigious flights, chartered by the Government of India, to fly VVIP dignitaries to various foreign destinations. And, as an introduction, they donned uniforms designed by the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC).

Air India Chairman and Managing Director Ashwani Lohani complied with the clarion call given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and engaged KVIC to design the crew uniforms (showcased in the photograph) for the VVIP flights on a trial basis. These were worn on the Prime Minister’s flight to Brussels in March 2016. This initiative of introducing khadi and promoting Indian artisans, spinners and weavers has been widely appreciated.

Indian culture is vivid and vibrant, and the colours of these uniforms depict the vivacious spirit of the people of India. A contemporary look was given to the silk sarees worn by the female cabin crew, with the popular paisley, kairi or mango prints (as it is commonly known) imprinted by the traditional method of hand-block printing.

Complementing their female counterparts, the male cabin crew members donned Jodhpuri bandhgala jackets and black trousers

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