Hello Kitty airline
Flight attendants, headrests, in flight programming and pillows all have the popular Sanrio character upon them in some manner:
Passengers can also purchase limited edition duty-free products, such as Hello Kitty-shaped pasta, miniature plane models, and the flight attendant Hello Kitty aprons.
Fans can check Hello Kitty Jet flight schedules, details of the latest travel packages and more on the dedicated website (in Chinese, Korean and Japanese only).
Watch how a new boring Airbus 330-300s turned into a Hello Kitty plane.
The carrier has recently launched three Hello Kitty-themed aircraft [Chinese language], on which everything from the fuselage to the flight attendants to the food is kitted out in the kawaii cat brand's images.
Passengers have been purring with delight, according to Anna Wong, an EVA Air public relations officer in Hong Kong. "Many people specify that they want to take EVA's special Hello Kitty jet," said Wong. "The response has been excellent so far."
This isn't the first time Taiwan's second-largest carrier and Japan's comic company, Sanrio, which owns the Hello Kitty brand, have collaborated.
The two companies launched the first generation of Hello Kitty jets in 2005. That Kitty fleet was disbanded in 2009, after its licensing agreement expired.
Magic Jet flies to Sapporo and Guam. Apple Jet flies to Seoul and Fukuoka. Global Jet serves Hong Kong and Tokyo.
To book, passengers need to check for specific flight codes. See the bottom of this article for details.
The boarding gate in Taipei's Taoyuan International Airport is pink and features a Hello Kitty playground.Passengers can also purchase limited edition duty-free products, such as Hello Kitty-shaped pasta, from flight attendants wearing Hello Kitty aprons.
A dedicated website (in Chinese, Korean and Japanese only) features Kitty White -- Hello Kitty's "real" name -- from which we learn that Hello Kitty weighs as much as three apples and is as tall as five apples.
Apple Jet flies Taipei-Fukuokaevery Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday; Taipei-Seoul