EVA Air invited me to attend their inaugural Hello Kitty Hand-In-Hand jet ceremony which departed from San Francisco to Taipei, Taiwan on October 29, 2019. I was excited to get an invitation as I flew earlier this year on their Hello Kitty A330 from Seoul, South Korea to Taipei, Taiwan.

Hello Kitty Hand-In-Hand Jet Ceremony

EVA AIr Hello Kitty Welcome

Welcome sign for guests upon arriving at the event.

EVA AIr Hello Kitty Donuts

Hello Kitty donuts were provided for morning guests

EVA AIr Hello Kitty Hand-in-Hand Backdrop

A few VIP’s gave speeches to the invited guests.


Flight Schedule

The EVA Air Hello Kitty Hand-in-Hand jet will operate bi-weekly on Thursday and Saturday until December 1st. After December 1, 2019, EVA Air will increase its Hello Kitty Hand-in-Hand jet service to three times a week. For an updated flight schedule, visit their dedicated Hello Kitty plane website.

Flight #BR07 Departs San Francisco Airport (SFO) at 12:20 pm, Arrives at Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) the next day at 5:10 pm.

Flight #BR08 Departs Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) at 10:30 am, Arrives at San Francisco Airport (SFO) the same day at 6:30 am.

Hello Kitty EVA Hand-in-Hand Plane

Hello Kitty EVA Hand-in-Hand Plane


What to expect on the Hello Kitty Hand-in-Hand Jet

Specially designed boarding passes and baggage stickers are handed out upon checking into your flight. While boarding, you will be warmly greeted by EVA Air flight attendants wearing light-green Hello Kitty aprons. Service items on board the Hello Kitty Hand-in-Hand jet that are themed are headrest covers, pillowcases, tissue, hand cream, hand-washing liquid, napkins, paper cups, utensils, and snack packaging. Sadly, they won’t have any Hello Kitty toilet paper as they discontinued offering it last year.

Hello Kitty Hand-in-Hand Service Items

Hello Kitty Hand-in-Hand Service Items

Hello Kitty Hand-in-Hand Luggage Service Items

Hello Kitty Hand-in-Hand Luggage Service Items


Final Thoughts

Bay Area residents can now fly the new EVA Air Hello Kitty Hand-in-Hand Jet from San Francisco to Taipei on Thursdays and Saturdays.  An added flight after December 1st will make visiting Taiwan for the holidays easier for passengers. Often called the heart of Asia, Taiwan is the perfect layover stop to connect to other major Southeast Asian cities such as Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Saigon, or Manila.