Iberia Airport Services unveiled a new staff uniform on December 21. A photo-shoot to mark the occasion was held on the apron of its hub in Terminal 4 at Madrid-Barajas airport. The new uniforms are being worn by indoor and outdoor airport handling and maintenance staff. Some 2,000 Iberia employees at Madrid airport (IATA: MAD) have been issued their new uniforms and the 7,000 who work in other Spanish and overseas airports will be receiving theirs in the next few weeks.
In line with the carrier’s main corporate colours, the new uniforms are predominantly red with gray trims.
The uniform consists of a polo shirt, a fleece lining, and a parka all in red, along with gray trousers. Additions include high-visibility reflective vests, winter and summer caps, turtle-neck shirts for cold weather, and belts.
Iberia says unit managers will be distinguished by dark grey polo shirts, fleece lining, and parkas, and light grey trousers.
The same uniforms, tailored to the female figure, will be provided for women.
The airline says all uniforms are made with high-tech fabrics that give protection against extreme temperatures. They also feature such details as toughened knee pads in the trousers, plastic zips, and a mobile ‘phone pocket in the parka that is insulated against electromagnetic radiation, etc.
In addition to the new uniforms, Iberia has put its new logo and colours on much of its fleet of airport ground vehicles and equipment, from aircraft tow-tractors and passenger buses.