Looking to fly the friendly skies with R2-D2? You can now with All Nippon Airways! The Star Wars themed Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner was unveiled this past weekend in Everett and it’s the first of three planes that’s part of the new partnership with Walt Disney Company (Japan) Ltd. This 215 sear passenger plane will feature Star Wars themed in-flight decorations and passengers will be able to watch all six of the currently released Star Wars films as part of the in-flight entertainment options.
Hideki Kunugi the Senior Vice President, the Americas, ANA;
“Today the time has come to bring the ANA Star Wars project to life and we hope Star Wars fans across the world will be as excited about our R2-D2 ANA Jet as we are.”
On October 18th, the plane will go into service on international routes with initial flights being between “Tokyo and Vancouver, and then fly between Japan and other cities in ANA’s international network including the US (Seattle and San Jose), Europe (Munich, Paris and Brussels), Australia (Sydney), China (Beijing), and Indonesia (Jakarta).” The next two aircrafts will be a Boeing 767-300 featuring a design scheme of both BB-8 and R2-D2 and another being a Boeing 777-300ER themed after BB-8.