EVA Air's Hello Kitty jet to fly permanently between Singapore and Taiwan from June

In-flight service items on the jet. -- PHOTO: EVA AIR
In-flight service items on the jet. -- PHOTO: EVA AIR

SINGAPORE - Fans of Hello Kitty will have a big reason to holiday in Taiwan from June this year.

An EVA Air Hello Kitty-themed jet will fly permanently between Singapore and Taipei's Taoyuan International Airport from June 21, the airline said in a statement on Wednesday. It experienced "overwhelming demand" after introducing chartered flights on the plane between the two destinations in December.

The flight, which will fly on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, as well as Tuesdays from July 1, will have a brand new Hello Kitty-themed exterior. If that isn't enough of the adorable icon, each aircraft comes with over 100 in-flight service items featuring Hello Kitty, including limited edition duty free products, and Hello Kitty-themed food, pillows and restroom amenities.

Singapore is the first country in South-east Asia to host the aircraft, with other variants of the Hello Kitty jet plying routes from Taiwan to Japan, South Korea, China, Guam and Paris.