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EVA Air introduces new Hello Kitty-themed plane

2017/06/28 19:50:05

(Photo courtesy of EVA Air)

Taipei, June 28 (CNA) EVA Airways, one of the biggest international carriers in Taiwan, on Wednesday introduced an airplane decorated with popular animated character Hello Kitty by Japan's Sanrio Co. on its Taoyuan-Okinawa and Taoyuan-Osaka routes.

The plane will provide one return flight between Taoyuan and Okinawa and one return flight between Taoyuan and Osaka every day, the airline said.

The plane features Hello Kitty and her friends Fifi and Jodie on the exterior livery. The Airbus A321-200 plane has 184 seats, including eight business class seats, the airline said.

Earlier this year, the carrier also introduced three other new theme planes, including one featuring the Bad Badtz-Maru cartoon.

EVA Air currently has seven theme planes, all featuring Sanrio characters. The planes are used on flights to Chicago, Paris, Singapore, Shanghai, Tokyo, Fukuoka, Osaka, Okinawa, Seoul and Cebu, it said, adding that they have proven popular with customers.

(By Wang Shu-fen and Elaine Hou)