TOKYO- All Nippon Airways (NH) or ANA, Japan’s largest airline, has revealed Pikachu livery, its latest addition to the Pokémon Jet liveries series, with the introduction of its 11th aircraft.
NH has selected a Boeing 787 to undergo a vibrant and colourful livery transformation this time. The newly painted aircraft commenced commercial operations on June 4, 2023.
The specific aircraft bearing this livery is registered as JA894A and was delivered to All Nippon Airways on September 20, 2017.
It is one of the 40 aircraft in NH’s fleet that facilitates connectivity between Tokyo (HND/NRT) and various destinations in Southeast Asia. Including Sydney (SYD), Manila (MNL), and Honolulu (HNL).
ANA New Pikachu Livery
Junko Yazawa, the Executive Vice President of Customer Experience Management & Planning at ANA, expressed the airline’s dedication to creating exceptional and unforgettable experiences for passengers as part of their mission to unite the world in wonder.
The inaugural Pikachu Jet NH flight exemplifies ANA’s commitment to exploring limitless possibilities. Further providing unique moments for travellers.
ANA previously announced that the first commercial service of the newly introduced Pikachu Jet would take place on flight NH847 from Tokyo-Haneda (HND) to Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi (BKK).
Subsequently, this marked an exciting milestone in ANA’s efforts to deliver remarkable journeys to its passengers.
The Pikachu Jet offers passengers a personalized interior and an in-flight experience inspired by the beloved Japanese series. The aircraft’s interior features customizations such as headrests. While cabin crew uniforms are adorned with charming drawings and images of Pokémon.
Passengers who had the opportunity to book a flight on the Pikachu Jet were delighted to receive uniquely designed boarding passes. Further, the baggage tags add an extra touch of excitement to their journey.
This is not the first instance of NH showcasing Pokémon-themed liveries. The Pokémon Jets series commenced in July 1998. Shortly after, the animated series gained worldwide popularity. The first Pokémon liveries unveiled on a Boeing 747-400D (JA8965) and a 767-300 (JA8569).
Since then, a total of 11 aircraft have been adorned with Pokémon liveries. Further contributing to NH’s reputation as the primary airline of Japan. NH has gained recognition for its Eastern-Asian culture, cuisine, and anime industry and its association with the world of animated films.
While a few other airlines like Skymark (BC), Air Do (HD), China Airlines (CI), and Scoot (TR) have also embraced the trend to a lesser extent. Consequently, NH remains the leading carrier in featuring these special liveries globally.
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