Pikachu Jet Is Sparking In The Sky


2021.07.15

NAVITIME TRAVEL EDITOR

Pokemon Jet is back in the air. Since 2016, Pokemon hasn’t been flying in the sky and for the fans, this exciting announcement from Skymark Airlines collaborating with Pokémon Air Adventures is thrilling news. With the launch of the Flying Pikachu Project to promote tourism in Okinawa prefecture, Skymark airlines offer few Pikachu Jets flying per day mainly between Haneda to Naha airport. Not only that, Pokemon teamed up with Okinawa’s public transport, and has painted monorails and some public buses in a special Pikachu theme too. Suit up and get yourself on this new journey in the Pokemon world.

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    Pikachu Everywhere!

    From the airport check-in desks to boarding cards, food and beverages, and more, Pikachu’s are everywhere, according to Skymark Airlines. These days, many prefer e-vouchers for flight tickets, but, when getting onboard this jet, make sure to issue a paper one as the designs are exclusive and the tickets are priceless. There are 15 different types of original boarding passes, and the rarest one will have an illustration of Pikachu wearing a pilot's uniform. Also, ask the ground service staff for priority tags as it also has cute illustrations of flying Pikachu with a poke ball. These boarding tickets and priority tags will be a great addition to your souvenir.

    Photo provided by Skymark Airlines

    Photo provided by Skymark Airlines

    Photo provided by Skymark Airlines

    Photo provided by Skymark Airlines

    As the passengers embark on their journey to the boarding gate, a yellow aircraft with a total of ten flying Pikachu painted on the left and right sides will attract their attention.

    Photo provided by Skymark Airlines

    Photo provided by Skymark Airlines

    Take a close look at three windows too. Pikachu has already boarded the plane and is waving at the passengers. In addition, there are several other hidden small Pikachus like the one on the side of the door that only passengers can see when boarding the plane. And also, on the inside of the engine that can only be seen from certain seats.

    Photo provided by Skymark Airlines

    Photo provided by Skymark Airlines

    Photo provided by Skymark Airlines

    Photo provided by Skymark Airlines

    While the outside is already exciting enough, the inside is even more a wonderland.
    The bright ivory seats have headrest covers of Pikachu, with only the forward seats having different color covers. From the original in-flight announcements featuring Pikachu's voice to the Pikachu stickers that differentiate the seats in rows 25A through 25H, in honor of Pikachu, the number 25 in the Pokedex, this is a dreamlike space that can be enjoyed by everyone from core Pokémon fans to beginners.

    Photo provided by Skymark Airlines

    Photo provided by Skymark Airlines

    A flight attendant wearing Skymark Airlines' original Pikachu apron will distribute drinks and Kit Kat with a Pikachu illustration and passengers will be able to enjoy all that Pickachu has to offer. For children, coloring paper with a special illustration is available too.

    Photo provided by Skymark Airlines

    Photo provided by Skymark Airlines

    Photo provided by Skymark Airlines

    Photo provided by Skymark Airlines

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    Flying Pikachu Project

    Flying Pikachu Project, which aims to “enrich society by connecting people and communities” as Skymark Airlines stated, they and Pokémon have teamed up to launch the Pikachu Jet on Monday, June 21, 2021. The project has only begun and is expected to expand globally with Pikachu Jet connecting the skies of the world. As part of this project, the first destination chosen was Okinawa prefecture. Planning to be implemented by 70 companies, local governments, and organizations in the prefecture, including transportation, souvenirs, and tourist facilities, a variety of goods are going to be on sale. The project is still new and there are more to come soon. Rare items exclusive to this project will be available at the Flying Pikachu Project shop located on the second floor of Naha Airport in Okinawa as well as several other souvenir shops dispersed within the prefectures. Plush of Pikachu wearing the Kariyushi shirt, a popular shirt originally from Okinawa region is a must “catch “em all” item. For details on these special items, check here.

    Photo borrowed from official Flying Pikachu Project webpage

    Photo borrowed from official Flying Pikachu Project webpage

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    How to book flight tickets

    Booking for Pikachu Jets can be done from Skymark Airlines official page here. However, make sure to scroll down the official page to the bottom to check the Pikachu Jet timetable as their flight schedule varies day to day.

    Photo provided by Skymark Airlines

    Photo provided by Skymark Airlines

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