EVA adds two more ‘Hello Kitty Jets’ to network

EVA Air will begin serving two more gateways with its Hello Kitty Jets on May 23. The airline will use two of its new character-themed Airbus 330-300s on its Taipei Songshan – Tokyo Haneda and Songshan – Shanghai Hongqiao service. EVA is also hard at work with Sanrio to give two Airbus 330-200s colourful Hello Kitty Jet makeovers, which will up the airline’s fleet of the cheerfully painted second-generation aircraft from three to five. In addition, it has made Hello Kitty Jet information available in Japanese, Korean and English on its dedicated web site at . The airline unveiled the Magic Jet, Apple Jet and Global Jet late last year to enthusiastic response from passengers. The first of the transformed A330-200s will be initiated on May 23 and the second on June 22. During the one-month interval, the airline will temporarily serve its Taipei Taoyuan/Tokyo Narita and Taipei Taoyuan/Hong Kong routes with aircraft clad in standard EVA livery. On the new Hello Kitty Jet Songshan – Haneda route, the themed aircraft will make two trips a day. Hello Kitty Jet Songshan – Hongqiao service 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. (