New red uniforms for Austrian staff from 2016

VIENNA, May 21 - Austrian Airlines staff will have new uniforms from 2016, designed by the Austrian designer Marina Hoermanseder. The new uniform, which will be worn by around 3,500 Austrian in-flight crew and staff on the ground in Vienna, retains the bold red colour of the previous design.

"Creating the design for the Austrian Airlines uniform was a very exciting task for me, and as an Austrian gave me a great deal of joy," Hoermanseder said. "I definitely wanted to retain the bright red of Austrian Airlines because it gives the crew members a strong appearance."

One outstanding question is whether the female crew will continue to wear the red shoes and stockings that have until now been part of their overall uniform appearance. An internal vote is being conducted among the female staff concerned.

-- Janet Northcote