The EVA Air Hello Kitty Magic jet, one of six Hello Kitty themed jets currently available. Image: Eva Air
SINGAPORE – Fans of Hello Kitty will have a big reason to holiday in Taiwan from June this year.
An EVA Air Hello Kitty-themed jet will fly permanently between Singapore and Taipei’s Taoyuan International Airport from June 21, the airline said in a statement on Wednesday. It experienced “overwhelming demand” after introducing chartered flights on the plane between the two destinations in December.
In-flight child meals on the jet. Image: Eva Air
The flight, which will fly on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, as well as Tuesdays from July 1, will have a brand new Hello Kitty-themed exterior.
In-flight service items on board the Hello Kitty-themed Eva Air flights. Image: Eva Air
If that isn’t enough of the adorable icon, each aircraft comes with over 100 in-flight service items featuring Hello Kitty, including limited edition duty free products, and Hello Kitty-themed food, pillows and restroom amenities.
The in-flight entertainment system on a Hello Kitty jet. Image: Eva Air
Singapore is the first country in South-east Asia to host the aircraft, with other variants of the Hello Kitty jet plying routes from Taiwan to Japan, South Korea, China, Guam and Paris.
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