Next time you fly EVA Air don't be alarmed, but your flight could be piloted by a cartoon cat called Daniel. But rest assured, your Airbus A330-200 will be well maintained by Daniel's friends Teddy and Joy.
The cartoon characters are part of EVA Air's specially liveried jet, which features the Hello Kitty theme both inside and out.
EVA Air's new aircraft is the second to feature Hello Kitty livery and features a cast of Hello Kitty characters that have been given EVA crew and staff identities. Cabin attendants wear Hello Kitty attire and Hello Kitty accessories accompany the cabin service. Menu choices include Hello Kitty meals and passengers get Hello Kitty boarding passes and luggage tags!
As the press release says:
"A beaming Kitty in welcomes passengers onboard while Daniel confidently stands next the cockpit outfitted as one of the airline's captains, ready to whisk families on merry flights to fun-filled destinations. The perky Tippy bear wears a chef's hat, prepared to create gourmet treats. Teddy and Joy as maintenance professionals ensure that the Kitty Jet is in tip-top shape. Tim makes sure nothing has been overlooked from the right wing while Tammy as a cabin attendant exudes friendly composure from the left wing. Fiffy, Cathy the rabbit and Rory the squirrel are all colorfully clothed as EVA ground staff, escorting passengers onboard the Kitty Jet Version 2."
The fun-filled destinations include Nagoya, Osaka or Sendai from Taipei.
The move follows the success of ANA's cartoon Pokemon on its aircraft.