If you thought flying the friendly skies was a thing of the past [for instance], think again!
Taiwanese airline, EVA Air, has collaborated with Sanrio to decorate a fleet of three A330-300 airbus aircrafts with routes in Asia. Basically, they had a meeting and someone said, “Why limit your cute-itude to certain altitudes when you can fly kawaii?!”
EVA Air has a fleet of three adorable airplanes. The “Magic Jet” (above) begins in Taipei’s Taoyuan International Airport and ends in either Sapporo or Guam. The “Global Jet” connects Hong Kong and Tokyo to Taiwan. The “Apple Jet” (below) flies between Taipei, Seoul and Fukoka.
Here’s some good Engrish from EVA Air about the jet pictured above:
“The concept that inspires the apple jet is Hello Kitty loves apples. Apples care very close to Hello Kitty’s heart. She is five apples tall and weighs three apples. Her favorite food is her mother’s homemade apple pie. Depicted along the fuselage of this aircraft are Hello Kitty and her friends, who happily share their sweet apples with EVA Air’s passengers.“
I like apples. I’m listening…
From the moment individuals begin their interaction with EVA air in regards to these particular routes in Taipei, passengers are greeted by EVA air employees sporting Hello Kitty gear at a bright pink counter. Once having boarded the plane, passengers are seated in chairs with Hello Kitty headrests and pillows. As flight attendants begin in-flight service, customers have a choice of over 100 items Sanrio-ized specifically for the airlines.
This all sounds really wonderful, but to be totally honest, I’d settle for a smidgen of legroom and some additional training for the
Nazis TSA. Rice? (Crackers.)
Click through for a video and further trappings of cuteness when you fly kawaii.