YES — AvGeek and Star Wars goodness together!
ANA has just announced that they will be putting two new Star Wars themed liveries to their fleet, which will jin the previously announced R2-D2 ANA Jet on a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. The first will feature BB-8, a brand new droid from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which will be on a Boeing 777-300ER.
The second will be a combination livery of BB-8 down one side and R2-D2 on the other of a Boeing 767-300. If you want to see more images, we have plenty to share…
The planes are not only themed on the outside, but the inside as well. The special ANA Star Wars planes will also display in-flight decorations, such as headrest covers, paper napkins and cups featuring Star Wars characters.
ANA will also be the only airline to offer all six Star Wars films on international routes. In fact, this is the first time that any of the Star Wars movies have been part of an airline’s IFE.
On October 18, the R2-D2 ANA Jet will start on rought NH116, which flies between Tokyo and Vancouver. It will then be put on additional routes including Seattle, San Jose, Munich, Paris, Brussels, Sydney, Beijing, and Jakarta). During November, the plane will fly domestic Japanese routes.
In March 2016, the BB-8 ANA Jet is scheduled to start serving international routes principally between Japan and North America (the exact routes have yet to be announced).
Want to try to fly on one of these planes (duh)? ANA is making it easy. You can check out their specially themed website to check out the plane’s schedule.
“We’re thrilled to unveil the designs of our new Star Wars themed planes, and I’m sure fans across the world will love the look,” said Osamu Shinobe, President and CEO of ANA. “At ANA we pride ourselves on offering the best possible flight experience, from the ANA Star Wars Project and our extensive in-flight entertainment options, to our peerless, award-winning in-flight service, dining options created by Michelin-starred chefs and wines chosen by our discerning sommeliers.”
Until we are able to see these jets in person (and hopefully fly on one — or three), you can just enjoy the rest of the images (and of course… may the force be with you):