EVA Air is using the cheerfully painted plane to add three weekly flights to the four it already operates with Boeing 777-300ERs in standard livery, increasing Chicago service to daily through the busy summer travel season.
EVA Hello Kitty Jet departs O'Hare International Airport at 12:30 am and arrives at Taoyuan International Airport near Taipei, Taiwan at 4:30 am the following day. Inbound from Asia, flight BR56 leaves Taipei at 7:50 pm and gets to Chicago at 9:10 pm the same evening. EVA flies its Hello Kitty Shining Star Jet from Chicago on this time schedule on Monday, Thursday and Saturday and to Chicago on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
To and from Chicago, EVA offers three cabin choices, Royal Laurel Class business, Elite premium economy and Economy. Royal Laurel Class passengers get lie-flat seats and Rimowa amenity kits. Those in Elite Class have extra room, amenity kits, cozy blankets and pillows and the privacy of their own separate cabin. And in all three cabins, travelers enjoy EVA's warm, friendly service, good Eastern and Western foods, in-seat entertainment systems Wi-Fi and Global Roaming.
EVA currently flies six specially painted aircraft on routes within Asia and long-haul to Paris and, now, Chicago. Its other Hello Kitty planes are the Hand-in-Hand, Joyful Dream and Celebration Flight Jets. Its Sanrio-family aircraft are the gudetama Comfort Flight and Bad Badtz-Maru Travel Fun planes. EVA is unveiling Friendship Bows in June, the last in its current series of new and refreshed specially painted liveries.