The Kung Fu Panda film franchise will be featured across the Hainan Airlines fleet to celebrate its inaugural 787-9 flight to North America.

Hainan Airlines has inked a partnership with DreamWorks Animation. The move will see the Kung Fu Panda film franchise featured across the carrier’s fleet to celebrate the occasion of its inaugural 787-9 flight to North America. The brand provides nonstop service between China and seven destinations in said region.

The agreement will include up to six specially designed Kung Fu Panda themed liveries for the company’s new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, delivered in 2016 and 2017. The full-wrap designs will showcase characters and scenes from the blockbuster such as Po, Tigress, Monkey, and others for a three-year period.

The inaugural flight to Los Angeles is a nod to the home of DreamWorks Animation. Hainan is China’s only airline to operate both the 787-8 and now the newest 787-9 Dreamliner in its fleet which features 289 seats in a two-class configuration—an update to Boeing’s industry-leading airplane.

Hainan Airlines is the only Mainland Chinese airline with a perfect five-star rating from Skytrax, the international airline ratings agency, five years in a row. The North American route flies nonstop between China and Seattle, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Toronto, and Calgary.

“The Kung Fu Panda story is deeply rooted in Chinese history, culture, and society. We are excited to partner with an iconic American movie studio and strengthen the bridge connecting China and North America,” said Hou Wei, Vice President of Marketing at Hainan Airlines.

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