Pokémon decorated AIRDO airplane flies from Dec. 1
The three-party team-up of the Hokkaido government, AIRDO, and the Nintendo partner company “Pokémon” (Tokyo) announced on November 8 that starting on December 1 for flights between New Chitose and Haneda, etc., AIRDO will be using a special decorated Boeing 767 (270 seats) with a theme based on characters from the popular game “Pocket Monsters”.
The project is based on package partnership agreements each company signed with the Hokkaido government for goals including tourism promotion. The plane body has been adorned on the left and right sides with Pokémon characters appointed to the Hokkaido “We Love Hokkaido Discovery Brigade”, with a different design on each side. The left side features Brigade Leader “Alolan Vulpix” against a light blue background, and the right side features Brigade Deputy Leader “Vulpix” against a yellow background.
The plane is slated to be used in flights connecting New Chitose with Haneda, Asahikawa, and Hakodate. Routes and flight numbers will be listed in the dedicated AIRDO website on the day before flights. The service will last for approximately five years. At the announcement held at the Hokkaido government building, AIRDO President Kusano Susumu said, “Our hope is that this will bring joy to many people at airports.”
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