EVA Air’s feline ambassador to grace LA

EVA Air has announced that it will put a Hello Kitty B777-300ER on its Los Angeles route starting September 18.

The 312-seat jet consists of 38 first class seats in a 1-2-1 configuration; 63 business class seats in 2-4-2; and 211 economy class seats in 3-3-3. It will be operating thrice weekly on the Taoyuan – Los Angeles route.

Flight number

Departure

Time

Arrival

Time

Operation days

BR12

Taoyuan

1640

Los Angeles

1405

Only on Sep 18

BR01

Los Angeles

0135

Taoyuan

0550

Only on Sep 19

BR16

Taoyuan

1840

Los Angeles

1605

Wed, Fri, Sun

BR15

Los Angeles

0155

Taoyuan

0610

Mon, Thu, Sat

The airline teamed up with Sanrio, the agent of the cartoon cat, to dress up a number of its A330s in Hello Kitty motifs in 2011 (see here), and there are currently five of these aircraft, including Magic jet, Clouds jet, Music jet, World jet and Apple jet. These planes have taken the famed feline star on tour to Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea, China and Guam, and on the new B777, she is set to take the City of Angels by storm next month. Europe is also on her agenda.

 

Though livery painting and cabin interior construction are still in progress with the catty B777, the airline has confirmed with Business Traveller that it will feature similar themed amenities such as Hello Kitty-branded soap and lotion (pictured above). Cabin crew will also wear Hello Kitty aprons when serving passengers (pictured top).

Further updates will reported once the airline unveils its product. 

For more information, visit www.evaair.com

Valerian Ho


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