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Even More Photos of EVA Air's Three New 'Hello Kitty' Airplanes

November 2, 2011 at 8:52 AM | by | ()

Last week, in a frenzy of excitement, we broke the news (for English-language press, at least) that Taiwan's EVA Air would celebrate their 20th Anniversary by bringing back the old, immensely successful Hello Kitty-painted airplane. Instead of only one as before, however, there'd be three A330s, each with a unique paintjob and the full treatment of Hello Kitty-ization on the inside and out.

That alone was awesome news, and now we have more. Although the Hello Kitty plane routes only operate from Taipei-Taoyuan International to Tokyo, Fukuoka, Hokkaido, Seoul and Hong Kong, EVA Air has just begun long-haul flights from New York-JFK to Taipei. Switching operations from Newark to JFK means it's now that much easier for American travelers to hop an EVA flight and connect at TPE to one of the Hello Kitty jets.

Naturally EVA Air is just as psyched about the freshly painted planes as Hello Kitty fans, and they threw a "Happy Magic Party" to kick off the new partnership with Sanrio, Hello Kitty's parent company. It was there they announced that the Hello Kitty experience would be more than seeing your cute plane's new look:

Following the precedent established with EVA’s two first-generation Hello Kitty Jets, the airline is applying the irrepressible character’s theme to the design of more than 100 in-flight service items. At check-in, passengers on these aircraft are greeted by Hello Kitty boarding passes and baggage stickers. Onboard, they’ll discover Hello Kitty headrest covers, tissue, paper cups, utensils, milk bottles, snacks, hand-washing liquid, hand lotion, meals and ice cream. Flight attendants wear Hello Kitty aprons and special insignias on their uniforms. And at intervals, EVA will offer a series of limited-edition Hello Kitty duty-free products, enabling fans to acquire collectibles and enjoy happy journeys at the same time.

For more info on the Hello Kitty plane routes, check out our original story right here. So...who's now planning a trip to Taipei?

[Photos: EVA Air]

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