Japan Airlines (JAL) has released new details about its new low cost carrier venture ZIPAIR, giving the public the first look at its livery and cabin crew uniforms when it launches next summer.
The rendering of the ZIPAIR livery shows a Boeing 787 with a simple, thick green stripe spanning the length of the fuselage with the ZIPAIR name below it. On the tail, a large black “Z” stands out with a majority white livery.
Along with the livery reveal, JAL also shared for the first time the concepts for its cabin crew attire which was designed by famed Japanese designer Taro Horiuchi. The uniforms will feature “slightly different designs” for cabin crew and ground staff, as well as for changes in weather. While it will mostly be black and white, there will be some green scarves female crew will be wearing.
ZIPAIR is expected to allow JAL to compete in the fast growing low cost travel market along with its joint venture with Qantas – Jetstar Japan. ZIPAIR plans to start flights to Bangkok and Seoul in 2020, before opening trans-continental flights to Europe and North America.
According to the airline, the first two 787s to be used for new airline will come from JAL and will be modified to have a more higher seat density layout.