China Airlines unveils Pikachu Jet in famous anime colors
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- On 28 September, Taiwan’s air carrier China Airlines presented its Pikachu Jet CI, which became the first aircraft in the history of the island in the Pokemon livery and has already been recognized as the most colorful in the history of China Airlines.
The unique livery was applied to an Airbus A321neo with registration number B-18101, which was also the first aircraft of this type delivered to the airline last November.
China Airlines took part in the Japanese company The Pokemon Company’s "Flying Pikachu Project". In turn, The Pokemon Company developed a fuselage livery exclusively for the Taiwanese carrier. The livery, which features 11 Pokémon including Pikachu, took approximately three weeks to complete using 36 types of paint. Above the cockpit window is a hidden egg with Pikachu and Shaymin as if they were flying the plane.