Taiwan's EVA Air is all set to add more Hello Kitty-themed aircrafts to its feet, as the airline starts service on two new routes from 23 May. The airline will use two of its new character-themed Airbus 330-300s on its Taipei Songshan -Tokyo Haneda and Songshan - Shanghai Hongqiao routes, EVA Air announced in a statement.
An Airbus A330-300 aircraft of Taiwan's Eva Airlines is seen with Hello Kitty motifs in Taoyuan International Airport, northern Taiwan, April 30, 2012.
"EVA is also hard at work with Sanrio to give two Airbus 330-200s colorful Hello Kitty Jet makeovers, which will give the airline five of the cheerfully painted second-generation aircraft and enable more passengers to enjoy Hello Kitty flights," it added.
Eva Airlines (the country's second largest carrier) and Japanese comic company Sanrio (which owns the Hello Kitty brand) first launched Hello Kitty-themed aircraft in October 2011. After their collaboration on the second generation themed jets, the first of the new A330-200s will start serving on 23 May and the second on 22 June.
There are currently three Hello Kitty-themed Airbus A330-300 aircrafts flying between cities such as Taipei, Fukuoka, Narita, Sapporo, Incheon, Hong Kong and Guam.
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The first new route will connect Taipei Songshan and Tokyo Haneda, with the themed aircraft Hello Kitty flying twice a day by flights BR192/BR191 and BR190/189. The second Hello Kitty Jet service from Songshan to Shanghai's Hongqiao will offer six flights (BR772/771) a week except Tuesday.
"With these additions, EVA's Hello Kitty Jets will be operating from two Taipei airports, Taoyuan and Songshan, two Tokyo airports, Narita and Haneda, Fukuoka, Hokkaido, Shanghai's Hongqiao, Guam, Seoul's Incheon International Airport and Hong Kong," the airline added.
Get a glimpse of the cute-looking EVA Air's Hello Kitty aircrafts in the following slideshow...