Star Wars-Themed Airplanes Coming Soon to an Airport Near You


Photograph from Smart Meeting Magazine.

In a galaxy not so far away, passenger can now board a Star Wars themed airplane to destinations around the globe. Japanese airline All Nippon Airways (ANA) began flights in October between Tokyo's Haneda Airport (HND) and Vancouver International Airport (YVR) aboard a blue and white bedecked jet based on a brand new character from the upcoming film Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

In partnership with The Walt Disney Company and Lucasfil Ltd., ANA designed the livery of the Boeing 777-300ER aircraft after BB-8, a droid that will make it's official debut when the firl is released this month. Star Wars character will also grace the inside of the plane, from headrest covers to paper napkins and cups. Plus, all six films from the franchise will play on in flight entertainment systems-the first time such an offering has been provided.

"We're excited to be involved in this collaboration with ANA, one of the world's leading five-star airlines, Kayleen Walters, vice president marketing for Lucasfilm Ltd. "We're proud of the innovative R2-De disign, and we look forward to witnessing the first =ever flight of a passenger aircraft featuring a Star Wars character."

The new aircraft will be joined by two R2-D2 planes, a Boeing 767-300 and Bowing 787-9 Dreamliner. Last month, domestic Japanes routes were offed, and by March 2016 service will extend to muliple destinations across the United States. So far, Seattle and San Jose have been named as bases for the Star Wars aircrafts. ANA also plans to expand service expand service to Munich, Paris, Brusels, Sydney, Beijing and Jakarta. ana-sw.com (posted on Intellengence Report)

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