Livery of the week: Hainan Airlines special

A third Hainan Airlines Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner has received a Kung Fu Panda “makeover” as the carrier continues its collaboration with Dreamworks Animation. The livery was created by Hannah Foss, a designer from Alaska whose Dreamliner design was one of the lucky few selected from nearly 3.000 entries in a competition organised by Hainan Airlines, Boeing and Dreamworks. A total of six designs are to feature on the carrier’s B787s over the next two years, each featuring characters and scenes from the Kung Fu Panda franchise. This third themed livery incorporates popular characters alongside traditional Chinese ‘chops’ and a sunrise. It was selected “based on its originality, creativity, humour, its reflection of Chinese culture, and its wow factor”, a Hainan statement said.