A collaboration between ANA and the Walt Disney Company in Japan
All Nippon Airways, the largest airline in Japan, joined the force by launching three cool planes with a Star Wars themed livery. The first, a state of the art Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, took flight on October 18 between Tokyo and Vancouver, Canada.
The Boeing 787-9 is dubbed the R2-D2 ANA Jet and is currently globe trotting to cities on multiple continents including Seattle, San Jose, Munich, Paris, Brussels, Sydney, Beijing, and Jakarta. Two additional aircraft are joining the force including a Boeing 777-300ER with a BB-8 theme, a new character from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
This plane is anticipated to take to the skies in March of 2016.
The other aircraft, a Boeing 767-300 features R2-D2 and first took to the skies as ANA flight 14 from Itami Airport in Osaka bound for Haneda Airport in Tokyo.The Star Wars ANA Boeing 767 is slated for the Japanese market and is operating on various international routes. The ANA Star Wars Project is a collaboration between ANA and the Walt Disney Company in Japan.
Starting the 1st of December, passengers on international routes will be able to watch an original film on the in-flight entertainment system featuring the Boeing 787 R2-D2 ANA Jet.The footage includes the painting of the special R2-D2 livery as well as the ceremonial first flight on the aircraft.
Of course, when flying on the Star Wars themed plane, watching Star Wars movie is a must. All six of the currently released Star Wars films are on the in-flight entertainment system — and ANA is the only airline in the world to offer this. In fact, this is the first time Star Wars has ever been featured on an aircraft!
In addition to the movies, passengers will experience Star Wars themed headrests, napkins, and cups, amongst other things. May the Force Be With you as an ANA Star Wars Jet lands at an airport near you!
For more information, visit www.ana-sw.com
ANA is a member of STAR Alliance along with other international carriers including Thai Airways International.