The Hello Kitty plane will now fly from Taipei to Paris. (Photo: EVA Air)
Southwest Airlines just repainted their planes, and Virgin America revealed new in-flight menus, but neither of these announcements has anything on the news coming from EVA Air about their Hello Kitty Plane.
Starting on October 29, EVA Air will fly their colorful Hello Kitty Boeing 777-300E nonstop between Taipei, Taiwan and Paris, France. This announcement comes as a way to celebrate the beloved Japanese cartoon character’s 40th birthday. Gone are the muted seats and simple color patterns of the planes we all know and tolerate. The outside of the EVA aircraft is decorated with colorful images of Hello Kitty and her friends, while the interior resembles a Hello Kitty gift shop with headrest covers, hygiene products, playing cards, and even airsickness bags decorated with the recognizable cartoon.
Headrests aboard the Hello Kitty plane operated by EVA Air. (Photo: EVA Air)
And it doesn’t stop there. Flight attendants wear Hello Kitty aprons, and the in-flight dining spread includes Hello Kitty utensils, napkins, and menus.
EVA partnered with Hello Kitty creator Sanrio to make this flying experience a realty. On their website, the airline says that “it was designed to bridge cultural barriers and invite new friendships around the world.”
The flight attendants rock Hello Kitty aprons on the flight from Taipei to Paris. (Photo: EVA Air)
The Hello Kitty flights will depart from Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) to Paris’ Charles de Gaulle (CDG) on Sunday, Wednesday and Friday. On the return journey, it will fly on Monday, Thursday and Saturday.
The Hello Kitty plane originally launched in 2011 with flights around Taiwan and Japan.
And we know what you’re thinking….Hello Kitty looks REALLY good for her age.