Taiwan’s EVA Air will begin serving two more gateways with its Hello Kitty Jets on May 23, 2012. The Hello Kitty Airbus 330-300s offers flight from Taipei Songshan to Tokyo Haneda and Songshan to Shanghai Hongqiao.
EVA is also hard at work with Hello Kitty creator Sanrio to give two Airbus 330-200s colourful Hello Kitty Jet makeovers, which will increase the airline’s fleet of the cheerfully painted second-generation aircraft from three to five and enable more passengers to enjoy the themed flights. In addition, EVA Air has made Hello Kitty Jet information available in English on its dedicated website. EVA launched the website in Chinese in October 2011.
The new Hello Kitty Jet route between Taipei Songshan and Tokyo Haneda, the themed aircraft will make two trips a day, flights BR192/BR191 and BR190/189. Hello Kitty Jet services from Songshan to Shanghai Hongqiao, flights BR772/771, will operate six times a week, excluding Tuesdays. With these additions, EVA’s Hello Kitty Jets will fly to two Taipei airports, Taoyuan and Songshan, two Tokyo airports, Narita and Haneda, Fukuoka, Hokkaido, Shanghai’s Hongqiao, Guam, Seoul’s Incheon International Airport and Hong Kong.