Taiwanese airline EVA Air already owns five Hello Kitty-themed airliners in Asia, but from September a cute critter-splashed plane will fly a new route – to Los Angeles
Currently, only A330 models are splashed with the cute designs, and they fly to Japan, Hong Kong, mainland China and South Korea. However, a larger B777 twinjet aircraft will be used for the new Kitty route to the US.
The plane will not only be decorated with Hello Kitty emblems on the outside, but the theme will continue inside the aircraft with cats splashed over the soap dispensers, seats and even in-flight meal containers.
The cabin crew will play their part too; they have to wear Hello Kitty aprons while on board.
The Hello Kitty fun starts right at the gate, where boarding cards are printed with the cheeky cat’s face – which is worth £3.22 billion a year globally.
The first Hello Kitty plane took to the skies in 2005, and was developed by Sanrio and EVA Air.
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