Star Wars-themed plane makes North American debut

Oct 19, 2015 at 4:25 p.m. ET

Recently, Japan’s largest airline, ANA, unveiled a series of Star Wars-themed jets. And one of them, the “R2-D2” jet, just landed in Vancouver.

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The jet arrived from Haneda, Japan, following a fan appreciation event complete with my hero, Chewbacca, and a few Stormtroopers standing guard. In addition, the Star Wars planes are outfitted with Star Wars-themed inflight decors, such as headrest covers, paper napkins and cups featuring characters from the films.

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The plane is part of a promotional tour drumming up excitement in the lead-up to the film Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens, and ANA is the first airline to offer all six Star Wars films on board its international flights.


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