Star Wars plane launched for Disney project

Japanese airline All Nippon Airways (ANA) will introduce a Star Wars design to its newest 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft as part of a Disney collaboration.

Nippon Airways is to launch a Star Wars plane
Nippon Airways is to launch a Star Wars plane

The plane, which will feature an R2-D2 robot-style design, is to mark the start of a project between the airline and The Walt Disney Company.

The plane will be painted with blue panels in the shape of those on R2-D2, and Star Wars will be written on its body. The unique livery is in line with ANA’s strategy to enhance its international presence.

Takashi Shiki, ANA executive vice president, sales & marketing. "Although it’s a lofty goal, we hope that like Star Wars, ANA will become well-known and loved across all borders and generations. The R2-D2 motif works well with ANA’s blue logo design on the aircraft’s fuselage, and many people associate R2-D2 with competent and reliable service – also hallmarks of ANA’s 5-star service."

The routes and flights that will be operated by the Star Wars plane have not yet been decided.

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