EVA Air Unveils New Teague-Designed Livery: Latest Member of the Wavy Cheatline Club

Last week, an image by Woody’s Aeroimages surfaced on the internet leaking what was supposedly the latest livery design of Taiwanese carrier EVA Air. The rumours were quelled today as B-16725, a Boeing 777-300ER and the first aircraft to wear the new EVA Air livery, rolled out from the paint shop in Portland and flew back to Everett. The livery was designed by Seattle-based design firm TEAGUE, which also specialises in cabin … Continue reading EVA Air Unveils New Teague-Designed Livery: Latest Member of the Wavy Cheatline Club

China Airlines Debuts William Cheung-Designed Uniforms

China Airlines, the national carrier of Taiwan, has debuted its new uniform designs! This latest phase of the ambitious NexGen Plan unfolded at a flash mob event this afternoon, during which 60 cabin crew and ground staff danced in new uniforms at the busy Zhongxiao Fuxing MRT station in Taipei. Designed by Academy Award-nominated designer and eleven-time Golden Horse Award winner William Cheung (張叔平), the new uniforms … Continue reading China Airlines Debuts William Cheung-Designed Uniforms

“Shining Star 777” Takes Off: EVA Air Introduces Kikilala-Themed Seventh Hello Kitty Jet

EVA Air and Sanrio have completed the seventh and last Hello Kitty livery, “Shining Star”, on a newly delivered Boeing 777-300ER. Carrying the registration number B-16722, “Shining Star” has debuted on the route between Taipei Taoyuan Airport and Singapore Changi Airport on 15 June. On 19 June, it will operate the inaugural EVA Air nonstop service from Taipei Taoyuan Airport to Houston Intercontinental Airport. Kiki and Lala, along with … Continue reading “Shining Star 777” Takes Off: EVA Air Introduces Kikilala-Themed Seventh Hello Kitty Jet

LCC War Kicks Off In Taiwan: Tigerair Taiwan and V Air Ready To Take To The Skies

Taiwan, the last major market in Asia to not have a local low-cost carrier (LCC), will soon be seeing two LCCs taking to the skies. While Tigerair Taiwan has already received certificates to launch operations, V Air is also close to getting permission to takeoff. In this post, >talkairlines will be introducing what these two carrier have to offer and analysing whether LCCs in Taiwan will … Continue reading LCC War Kicks Off In Taiwan: Tigerair Taiwan and V Air Ready To Take To The Skies

2014 a Seminal Year for China Eastern Airlines: New Branding, New Planes and New Cabins

For China Eastern Airlines, 2014 may be the most important year in its 26 year history. With logo and corporate branding revamp, new plane arrivals, cabin refurbishments, and more service innovations, the previously lowly reputed Mainland carrier is poised to transcend into a game-changer in the Chinese airline industry! In this post, >talkairlines will be going through the exciting changes China Eastern will be introducing or has introduced in this particular year. … Continue reading 2014 a Seminal Year for China Eastern Airlines: New Branding, New Planes and New Cabins

China Airlines Unveils ‘Cloud Gate Dance Theatre’ Special Livery: Fourth Plane of the Taiwanese Culture & Creativity Series

Yet another special livery for China Airlines! The flag carrier and famous Taiwanese modern dance group, “Cloud Gate Dance Theatre (雲門舞集)“, unveiled a few days ago a collaborative livery on an Airbus A330-300 (B-18361). The plane, now titled “Cloud Gate Special Livery Jet (雲門彩繪機)”, is the fourth plane of the China Airlines “Taiwanese Culture and Creativity Series“. It will be operating long-haul flights from Taipei to Honolulu (via Tokyo), Sydney, Brisbane, Auckland, Delhi, … Continue reading China Airlines Unveils ‘Cloud Gate Dance Theatre’ Special Livery: Fourth Plane of the Taiwanese Culture & Creativity Series

Embraer Designs Special “Koinobori” Livery For Fuji Dream Airlines To Celebrate FDA’s Fifth Anniversary

Brazilian airplane manufacturer Embraer has designed a special color scheme as a gift for Fuji Dream Airlines (FDA/フジ ドリーム エアラインズ) to celebrate the Japanese carrier’s fifth anniversary. The special livery was unveiled at the Farnborough Air Show when FDA and Embraer finalised an order for 3 ERJ-175s along with another 3 options. Titled “Koinobori/鯉のぼり”, the special livery features an extremely colourful Japanese-style carp wind-sock. In Japan, Koinobori is traditionally flown on … Continue reading Embraer Designs Special “Koinobori” Livery For Fuji Dream Airlines To Celebrate FDA’s Fifth Anniversary