A brand new Duffy and Friends themed airplane has joined the fleet of China Eastern Airlines. Named the Duffy•Friendship Express, this colorful, cheery aircraft is the fourth Disney-themed plane to become part of the China Eastern family.
- Shanghai Disney Resort has unveiled a new aircraft depicting Duffy and Friends in celebration of the upcoming Duffy Month at Shanghai Disney Resort this September. The plane took off on its maiden flight today carrying a host of special guests.
- Guests flew from Kunming in China’s southwest to Shanghai, following an exciting unveiling ceremony at the Kunming Changshui International Airport.
- The new Duffy•Friendship Express marks the fourth Disney-themed aircraft to join China Eastern Airlines’ fleet as part of its partnership with Shanghai Disney Resort.
- A series of Duffy-themed experiences both at the airport and in-flight were introduced alongside the Duffy•Friendship Express launch.
- These magical surprises instantly captured the hearts of the special guests who then boarded the flight for its maiden journey to Shanghai.
- Among the group of guests was the talented young actor Chen Xingxu, a loyal Duffy and Friends fan who maintains an expansive collection of Duffy-themed merchandise.
About the Duffy•Friendship Express
- The exterior design of the plane features Duffy and his friends on their way to another adventure.
- From the moment passengers are handed a commemorative Duffy-themed boarding pass, their immersive and memorable Duffy experience begins.
- Flight attendants wearing Duffy and Friends headbands provide a warm welcome to passengers as they step on board and discover the cute Duffy and Friends details throughout the plane.
- Adorable Duffy and Friends images line the entire interior of the aircraft, from cushion covers to luggage containers – with images even on the cabin walls.
- A new in-flight video helps passengers to get better acquainted with Duffy and his friends and fall even more in love with him and his heartwarming stories.
- Passengers departing from Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport will find Duffy-themed check-in counters and some guests will also experience a fun “Duffy shuttle bus” that transports them from the gate to the plane.
- Duffy the Disney Bear is a loveable, cuddly teddy bear that was hand sewn by Minnie Mouse and given to Mickey as a companion for his many ocean voyages.
- Disney fans across China adore Duffy and his huggable group of fluffy friends:
- The loveable team embarked on a joyful new journey as the newly decorated plane took off into the open skies.