EVA Air to Operate Hello Kitty Themed Flight to Nowhere

Elias Hubbard
August 5, 2020

We've heard of cruises to nowhere-but a "flight to nowhere"?

"The worldwide travel market has been suspended for more than half a year", EVA Air stated in a recent news release.

"In order to satisfy passengers' desire to go overseas, EVA Air specially selected for Father's Day on August 8th to launch a special flight and accompany everyone to go overseas with the super-popular Hello Kitty dream machine", added the release. Calling it an "alternative travel experience', EVA Air has designed this trip for people itching to travel".

If it's a clear day, passengers will be able to take in views of several Taiwan attractions including Guishan Island and the scenic Huadong coastline, as well as other nearby islands. The passengers will be flying in a "Hello Kitty" dream jet.

The plane bears EVA Air's special Sanrio-themed livery. Passengers on this flight will be treated to Hello Kitty in-flight amenities, free WiFi, an inflight entertainment system and Michelin-starred inflight meal.

Inflight dining is another highlight of the trip.

The main dishes can be chosen from a classic braised beef noodle dish or chirashi don (assorted sashimi over rice) made by three-Michelin-star chef Motokazu Nakamura.

The chartered flight will depart at 8:00am of August 26 and arrive in Taoyuan Taipei at 9:45am, to then depart Taipei at 11:30am to London. Why the number 5288?

One of the only options available at the moment includes the Taoyuan airport in Taipei, with current regulations in the island allowing passengers to transit through the airport for a connecting flight within eight hours operated by the same carrier group. While the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has restricted travel within and among most nations, the Taiwan airline has come up with an interesting way to offer a unique travel experience. However, on June 24, Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that it would relax some entry norms taking into account the global efforts to restart economic activity.

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