EVA adds Hello Kitty Shining Star service to Chicago route

EVA Air is using its Hello Kitty-painted plane to add three weekly Chicago flights to the four it already operates with Boeing 777-300ERs in standard livery, increasing Chicago service to daily through the busy summer travel season, the company said.

Travelers can learn more about the unique Hello Kitty and Sanrio Family Jets at http: //www.evakitty.com/en/index.html and book and buy tickets through travel agents, EVA ticket offices or www.evaair.com.

EVA and Sanrio created the Hello Kitty Shining Star Jet with a cast of colorful characters painted the length of the plane, starting at the nose with Little Twin Stars Kiki and Lala flying through clouds with their teddy bear while, behind the wing, Hello Kitty and My Melody comfortably sail along on stars.

EVA currently flies six specially painted aircraft on routes within Asia and long-haul to Paris and, now, Chicago. Its other Hello Kitty planes are the Hand-in-Hand, Joyful Dream and Celebration Flight Jets. Its Sanrio-family aircraft are the gudetama Comfort Flight and Bad Badtz-Maru Travel Fun planes.

EVA is unveiling Friendship Bows in June, the last in its current series of new and refreshed specially painted liveries.

EVA Air, a Star Alliance member, is one of nine 5-Star Airlines worldwide. It flies a fleet of over 70 Boeing and Airbus aircraft to more than 60 international destinations throughout Asia, Oceania, Europe and North America where gateways are Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto and Vancouver.