Japan Airlines - Air Kumamon - In-flight meal full of Kumamoto goodies

Japan Airlines is going to start offering a special in-flight meal jointly developed with Kumamoto prefecture which is located in the southern island of Kyushu. The name of the in-flight meal is (of course) named after THAT famous bear character mascot, "Air Kumamon".

To learn about Kumamon, read our previous coverage about Kumamon.

The bean-starch noodle dish, called Taipien - representing Kumamoto prefecture - is the main dish, and a custard cake made by a famous confectionery company in Kumamoto comes with the meal.

This is the second in-flight meal collaboration for JAL and Kumamoto prefecture. It will be served in a Kumamon-design original package. Kumamon was dressed like a chef for the first collaboration, but for this second run, he is in a pilot's uniform.

Air Kumamon will be available for a limited time (from June 1 to August 31) in Economy class and Premium Economy class on international flights between Narita Airport and New York, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, SanDiego, Paris, Frankfurt and Helsinki, and between Haneda Airport and London and Paris.