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All Singapore Wants for Christmas is a Hello Kitty Airplane

August 19, 2014 at 12:33 PM | by | Comment (1)

If we’ve learned one thing about the world in the last few years, it is that Hello Kitty is only gaining in ubiquity. From airport shops and her own Los Angeles convention to kitty-print toilet paper and every accessory under the sun, the cartoon cat missing a mouth has steamrolled beyond Barbie, the X-Men, and more in her quest for world domination.

Since 2005, that success has included airplanes, with Taiwanese carrier EVA Airways debuting Airbus A330s (and, last year, an extra special Boeing 777-300ER) covered tip to tail in Hello Kitty imagery. When we say tip to tail, we mean even the interior; the Hello Kitty flights, of which there are 6 regular routes originating in Taipei (Los Angeles, Seoul, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Fukuoka, Hokkaido), please passengers with Hello Kitty-theme in-flight shopping, in-flight entertainment, and in-flight meals.

The latest news from EVA’s Hello Kitty fleet is that the special planes will make a few extra special flights this December, with charters adding the planes to the Taipei-Singapore route for 9 days only.

According to channelnewsasia.com, those days are: December 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19 and 20. Tickets are sold exclusively at the following agents: Chan Brothers Travel, CS Travel, CTC Travel, Dynasty Travel, Green Holidays and New Shan Travel. We suspect the timing is ideal to align with holiday shopping, and the general festive spirit of the season.

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Discontinuing LA!

So sad. Not even a year in service. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2014-08-22/eva-air-discontinues-hello-kitty-flights-to-los- angeles/.77929

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