The ultimate “Star Wars” dream flight has become a reality, with the R2-D2 ANA jet taking its first trip in sky!
Originally built at the Boeing Factory in the United States, the first commercial flight from All Nippon Airway’s “Star Wars”-themed fleet took off from Haneda in Tokyo and landed safely in Vancouver, Canada, on Oct. 18.
The 787-9 Dreamliner first made its debut with a fan appreciation flight, making a quick trip around Haneda, in which Chewbacca was a flight attendant, and Storm Troopers boarded as passengers.
According to their website, ANA picked RD-D2 as the face of its brand because the droid “never fails to complete his mission and surprise us with his clever solutions.” The plane is covered in bright blue accents with the “Star Wars” logo emblazoned on its outer surface by the back wing. The motifs don’t stop there, as passengers also receive galactic headrest covers, paper napkins and cups all featuring different characters from the films.
The ANA “Star Wars” project was created in collaboration with Walt Disney Films, and the five-year promotional deal kickstarts what is already high anticipation for the upcoming release of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” which is set to hit theaters Dec. 18.