China Airlines has joined Pokemon Air Adventures and unveiled the airline's Pikachu Jet CI, a Pokemon-themed aircraft livery.
The custom livery, designed exclusively for China Airlines by The Pokemon Company, has a base color that harmonizes with China Airlines' corporate colors and the plum blossom logo on the tail-fin.
The fuselage of an A321neo will be painted with a pastel gradient with orange, pink and violet to present a starry night sky with dawn approaching.
Eleven Pokemon, including Flying Pikachu, Shaymin, Swablu, Togekiss, Munna, Jigglypuff, Snorlax, Slowpoke and Teddiursa will travel with passengers as part of the livery.
Susumu Fukunaga, Corporate Officer of The Pokemon Company, said, "The COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a devastating blow to the tourism and transportation industry. With the pandemic now slowing down, The Pokemon Company is launching Pokemon Air Adventures to reignite everyone’s passion for travel."
China Airlines is planning a series of charity events in the second half of the year to send a message of gratitude and support to all the health workers, airport police and pandemic prevention taxi drivers on the front-lines for their dedication and hard work during the COVID-19 pandemic.
China Airlines President Kao Shing-Hwang said, "The mission of Pokemon Air Adventures matches the ESG sustainability philosophy of China Airlines. The first-ever collaboration between the two companies has been two years in the making and the launch of an aircraft with Pokémon-themed livery to inject extra fun into the journey. One of China Airlines’ new A321neo passenger aircraft has been chosen for the job and its new livery should be finished and ready to meet all Pokémon fans by autumn of this year. The Pikachu Jet CI will hopefully help spur the revival of post-COVID tourism and encourage everyone to look forward to their next holiday."© Travel News Asia