Skymark Airlines has revealed a Pikachu-themed Boeing 737 in collaboration with Pokémon Air Adventures on 21st June.
The Skymark Airlines’ Boeing 737-800, with registration JA73AB, was painted with the special livery. This aircraft departed Tokyo Haneda Airport at 15:35 as flight SK519, arriving at Naha Airport at 18:20 on Monday this week. In contrast, the return flight departed Naha at 20:30 and landed back at Haneda at 22:55.
The Pikachu-themed livery was painted on the aircraft in honor of the franchise’s ongoing 25th-anniversary celebrations as a part of the company company’s “Flying Pikachu Project.”
Under this project, the Japanese low-cost carrier wants to help promote tourism in the Okinawa Prefecture, known for its tropical climate, beach, and coral reefs. In a statement, Skymark Airlines said:
“We want everyone to look to the skies with a smile on their face, so we’ve come up with some new ways to put a spark in your journey with the PIKACHU JET.”
According to the low-cost carrier, the Pakachu’s are everywhere, starting from the check-in-desks to boarding passes along with the food and beverages served during the flight.
In addition to this, the airlines have also included special Pikachu features in the 25th row of the two-year-old Boeing 737. This aircraft will be used exclusively on domestic routes between Naha, Miyako, Fukuoka, Kobe, Nagoya, Ibaraki, and Tokyo Haneda.