PIA goes glamorous: Absolutely loving the new look of PIA cabin crew by Nomi Ansari Starting on the new Premier service between London and Pakistan on August 14 on their new fleet of A330-300s.
In the 1960’s they released their first Shalwar Kameez Uniform for the Air Hostesses
This uniform lead the way for uniforms that represented Pakistan. At that time very few airlines showcased their culture through uniforms, making PIA truly unique on the global stage.
The Uniform changed once again in 1960, continuing with the desi trend but adding a little sophistication.
It was during this time that PIA got its most celebrated chairman, Air Marshall Nur Khan. He is best known to this day for his hands on approach. Nur Khan was known to do checks on planes and on the staff on board flights. He’d make sure to check if the plane was in working order, going over paperwork and procedures himself. The staff would be inspected to make sure their uniforms were clean and crisp.
An airline of such stature attracted some big names in fashion
And the dress designer for none other than Queen Elizabeth herself, Sir Hardy Amies
Well, until last year when the airline invited local designers to come in and design new uniforms.
The competition was absolutely glamorous. PIA appeared to have come back to life.
Nomi Ansari walked away with the honor of designing the new uniform