Hainan Airlines has launched a new collaboration with DreamWorks Animation to feature the Kung Fu Panda film franchise on Hainan´s fleet, which provides nonstop service between China and seven North American destinations, the company said.
The agreement will include up to six specially designed Kung Fu Panda-themed liveries for Hainan´s new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, delivered in 2016 and 2017. These full-wrap designs will showcase characters and scenes from the blockbuster film franchise, including Po, Tigress, Monkey and others, and will remain for a three-year period.
The inaugural flight of Hainan´s first 787-9 Dreamliner to Los Angeles is a nod to the home of DreamWorks Animation. Hainan operates both the 787-8 and now the newest 787-9 Dreamliner in its fleet. The larger 787-9 features 289 seats in a two-class configuration and is an update to Boeing´s industry-leading airplane.
Hainan Airlines is a large independent airline in Mainland China. The airline flies nonstop between China and Seattle, Silicon Valley (SJC), Los Angeles (LAX), Chicago, Boston, Toronto and Calgary.