EVA Air on Wednesday debuted an airplane decorated with popular animated character Gudetama, created by Japan’s Sanrio Co, to its Taoyuan to Cebu, Philippines, route.
In cooperation with Sanrio, the airline is to operate one flight to Cebu and one from Cebu every day, EVA Air said. And Gudetama decorated airplanes are very popular indeed.
EVA Air said it decided to add a second Gudetama-themed airplane to its fleet after the first one, introduced in November last year on the Taoyuan to Tokyo route, proved popular with customers. EVA Air flight attendants on Wednesday display Gudetama-themed meals inside the airline’s newest aircraft themed after the character created by Japan’s Sanrio. Onboard the Gudetama plane you will have a complete Gudetama experience. Everything from the entertainment onboard, the food menus and the interiour on seats and tables will remind you of world’s cutest eggman.
Gudetama, unveiled by Sanrio in 2013, is a grumpy egg yolk known for being lazy and suffering from ennui.
Gudetama decorated airplanes are very popular indeed
Cebu is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Philippines and boasts beautiful white beaches, outdoor adventure activities, snorkeling and diving locations, EVA Air said, adding that on a Gudetama flight, the cartoon character also adorns pillows and tableware, among other in-flight items.
The new cartoon character-themed airplane was launched following an announcement by the airline earlier this month that it plans to retire four of its Hello Kitty-themed airplanes in the first half of this year in favor of other popular animated characters.
Also created by Sanrio, Hello Kitty first appeared in 1974.
From 2011 to 2015, EVA Air launched seven Hello Kitty-themed airplanes in collaboration with Sanrio.
In November last year, the carrier retired one of the seven Hello Kitty planes and replaced it with a Gudetama jet.