All Nippon Airways unveils 'Star Wars' themed jetliner
Looks like Star Wars fans are getting the Lord of the Rings–style treatment when it comes to air carriers. The Huffington Post reports that this fall, All Nippon Airways will be branding one of its new Boeing 787s with an R2-D2 design, in honor of the film’s upcoming release in December.
According to the All Nippon website, which is currently dedicated to the R2-D2 jet, thedroid-inspired air carrier is the first of what the company is calling its “Star Wars” project, a five year initiative that will attempt to connect Japan to global markets.
Watch the video below to get a better look at the design specifics of the airliner, which will display a large Star Wars logo on its side in addition to its R2-D2 stripes. So far, the jet has only been confirmed for international routes starting this fall—sorry, America. And there’s no word yet on whether we can expect to see flight attendants with light sabers, or safety videos featuring Han Solo—but we can always dream. That is, if we can manage to get a seat…
Watch the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens below: