All Nippon Airways R2-D2 Jet

Apr 20, 2015

Category: Rides

No longer content to ride in the backseat of Luke Skywalker’s X-Wing Starfighter, R2-D2 will soon have his very own plane.

Tokyo-based All Nippon Airways is getting into the ever-heightening Star Wars fever by wrapping one of its Boeing 787 Dreamliners in a color scheme that screams everyone’s favorite mini-droid. While ANA will launch service to Houston in June, its 10th U.S. market, the R2 plane – the Japanese carrier’s top passenger jet – will start flying international routes in the fall. The airline’s five-year marketing agreement with Walt Disney Company Japan is surely behind the cool new paint job. “We’re proud of the innovative R2-D2 design, and we look forward to witnessing the first-ever flight of a passenger aircraft featuring a Star Wars character,” Lucasfilm VP for Marketing, Kayleen Walters, said in a press release.

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