‘Star Wars’: R2-D2 and BB-8 Will Be Featured on Japan’s ANA Planes

     August 19, 2015

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If you’ve ever wanted to fly in a Star Wars vessel, this may be your best chance. Japan’s biggest airline, All Nippon Airways (ANA), is bringing new meaning to the term “corporate synergy” by rolling out a new line of Star Wars-themed planes as part of a plan to build buzz (does it really need any more?) for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

According to CNN,

The new “Star Wars”-themed vessels will join the previously announced R2-D2 ANA jet, a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner bearing the beloved droid’s likeness, scheduled to go into service on international routes this fall.

star-wars-plane-r2d2The new “Star Wars” ANA jet will feature R2-D2 on the outside of a Boeing 767-300 with his buddy BB-8, a new droid from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” For now, it is scheduled to start flying domestic Japanese routes in November.

Another vessel, a Boeing 777-300ER featuring the roly-poly BB-8, is scheduled to start serving international routes between Japan and North America in March.


Naturally, ANA will also be offering the current six Star Wars films with its in-flight entertainment on international routes, which is apparently a first (as far as the films being available in this medium). But that’s not all! The airlines headrests, napkins, and cups will also be Star Wars themed. Full-on immersion. And money, sweet, sweet, money. “No half measures,” indeed. Check out all of the photos below, and a few extras from ANA’s Twitter, with information about the routes and more: star-wars-r2d2-plane


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