While we won’t be flying around in Millennium Falcon hovercars anytime soon, we can always go for the next best thing – cruising around in a Star Wars-themed jetliner, courtesy of All Nippon Airways (ANA).
From an official press release:
We have some exciting news! ANA, Japan’s largest airline, had the inaugural flight of the BB-8™ ANA JET (Boeing 777-300), the final of three aircrafts with special Star Wars decoration. Part of the previously announced ANA STAR WARS™ Project the aircraft landed at LAX on March 28, 2016 with special guest BB-8 on hand to celebrate.
After unveiling the aircraft in a ceremony on March 27 at Osaka’s Itami Airport, the aircraft made a one-off domestic flight as ANA22 from Itami to Haneda before departing the airport as flight ANA106 to Los Angeles, marking the start of the aircraft’s international service. The aircraft is scheduled to fly various international routes, principally routes linking Haneda, Narita and US – Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Washington D.C., Houston, and Singapore.
Passengers on the BB-8™ ANA JET experienced the world of Star Wars with specially-designed BB-8 paper cups and headrest covers and cabin attendants wearing BB-8 aprons.
This kind of thing is definitely worth checking out if you’re headed to Japan (or just about anywhere else in Asia) anytime soon. For now, here are some more images detailing the plane: