Hello Kitty Aircraft Coming To Houston Airport In 2015

Amanda Lager

Taiwanese carrier EVA Air is adding a new Hello Kitty jetliner to their fleet. The Hello Kitty-themed airplane will fly nonstop between Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, and the George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas.

The Hello Kitty service will begin in summer 2015, according to the Houston Chronicle. The exterior of the plane will be painted with Kitty White and other famous Sanrio characters holding hands. On the plane's interior, seat backs, food trays, drink coasters, and even luggage tags will show the designs.

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Flights to Asia are becoming more popular, says the Houston aviation director, Mario Diaz.

"Air travel to Asia is growing at a faster rate than any other region served by the Houston Airport System. EVA Air recognizes the unrestrained potential that's currently found in both Houston's dynamic economy and its diverse population."
"People want the comfort of the familiar. What they are doing is borrowing a familiar brand and associating themselves with it. These international carriers may not be as familiar to many of their passengers."

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