It seems like there is always something new for Star Wars fans to get excited about. Recently, fans have been anticipating the first flight of the R2-D2 Ana Jet by All Nippon Airways. Well the wait is over and the 787-9 Dreamliner took its first flight last weekend.
A day before the jet took its first international flight from Haneda, Japan to Vancouver, Canada, a few lucky Star Wars fans were able to participate in a fan appreciation flight over Haneda. Hundreds of fans were there dressed in their favorite characters and were able to experience the jet with Storm Troopers, Chewbacca, a handful of C-3PO’s and padawana.
Just like the name entails, the outside of the jet has a R2-D2 theme and so does the inside with seatbacks that have coverings of the character and also napkins and cups with the famous droid. The All Nippon Airways website says it chose the droid R2-D2 as the main theme character and its face of the jet because R2-D2 is known to “never fail to complete his mission and surprise us with his clever solutions.”
For the next month, the main route of the R2-D2 Ana Jet will be from Narita, Japan to San Jose, California. The flight paths will start to expand in December when the jet starts to head from Haneda to Seattle, Sydney, Jakarta, Beijing, Munich and Paris.
Feature image courtesy of Kevin Clark/The Daily Herald.