Bonjour! First EVA Air 777 Hello Kitty Jet arrived Paris
Themed aircraft flying from Paris to Taiwan now!
EVA Air’s Hand-in-Hand Hello Kitty Jet arrived Paris now! Director of Aéroport de Paris Charles de Gaulle Mr Franck Goldnadel, Representative of Taipei Representation Bureau in France Mr Ching Long Lu, Managing Director of Sanrio Co.Ltd. and CEO of Sanrio EMEA Mr. Ray Hatoyama ,Chairman of Sanrio Taiwan Mr. Kawai Yoshifumi , and EVA AIR Chairman K.W. CHANG joined the launching ceremony at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to celebrate the Hello Kitty Jet new service to France. Special guests Hello Kitty and Dear Daniel characters joined passengers at the boarding gate to celebrate the ceremony. Captain K.W. Chang, EVA Chairman piloted the first long-range edition of the cheerfully painted aircraft from Paris to Taipei.
In the ceremony,EVA Air Chairman K.W. Chang particularly expressed appreciation to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport authority and the Taipei Representation Bureau in France for their support to facilitate smooth arrangement of the event. Now with an innovative concept to make flying fun, EVA Air is introducing its Hello Kitty Hand-in-Hand Jet to Paris through its successful experience in Asia and in the United States, providing a whole new experience to travelers through the journey.
EVA Air provides the most convenient connection between France and Asia. It started Taipei-Paris service since 1993 and rerouted to direct service in 2001. EVA’s Boeing 777-300ER Hand-in-Hand Jet, the airline’s first long-range Hello Kitty themed aircraft, is configured with three cabins, 38 seats in Royal Laurel business class, 64 in Elite premium economy class, and 211 economy class. The colorful display of 19 Sanrio characters, joining hands the entire length of the aircraft, has been designed to bridge cultural barriers and invite new friendships from around the world. This is the first time Sanrio has featured characters with the familiar Hello Kitty that are not typically depicted among her family and friends.
EVA Air and Sanrio worked together to launch the first generation of Hello Kitty Jets in 2005 and 2006. Starting in 2011, the two companies began developing this second generation of EVA’s Hello Kitty Jets. EVA Air operates five shorter-range versions of the aircraft on regional flights from Taiwan to Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Mainland China and Guam. Each with its own unique theme, the specially painted aircraft include the EVA’s Hello Kitty Magic, Apple, Global, Happy Music and Speed Puff Jets.
EVA’s Hello Kitty Jets have proven to be popular among travelers worldwide. Since 2013, the airline has operated three Hello Kitty flights a week on TPE-LAX route for one year while fans in Europe have persistently asked for opportunities to experience the exclusive aircraft. EVA Air chose Paris as its first stop in Europe not only to attract more European passengers to travel to Taiwan but also to demonstrate the importance of the route.
The EVA’s Hello Kitty Jet experience begins with check-in at the airport with Hello Kitty boarding passes and baggage stickers. Onboard, the cabin crew wears pink aprons that have Hello Kitty designs and passengers use more than 100 in-flight service items decorated with the irresistible characters. Items include Hello Kitty headrest covers, pillows, tissue, hand cream, hand-washing liquid, napkins, paper cups, utensils, snacks and meals. Especially for the Hello Kitty Hand-in-Hand Jet, EVA Air has developed new inflight service item designs and created a new selection of limited-edition Hello Kitty duty-free products that fans can buy during flights.
EVA Air offers four weekly flights from Paris to Taipei. It will operate three of its regular Hello Kitty Hand-in-Hand Jet on its regular schedule as BR88 from Paris’ Charles de Gaulle(CDG) to Taiwan’s Taoyuan International Airport(TPE) on Monday, Thursday and Saturday, and on the return flight as BR87 on TPE-CDG on Sunday, Wednesday and Friday. Passengers can book flights now through travel agents, EVA Air ticket offices and online at http://www.evaair.com , just in time to enjoy picturesque Paris in fall or, eastbound, Asia’s diverse climates, cultures, foods and attractions.