The force is with … Vancouver.
Japan’s All Nippon Airways has announced that Vancouver will be the destination for the inaugural flight of its unique R2-D2 themed aircraft. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner has been painted to look the Star Wars movie character as part of a promotional deal between the airline and Walt Disney, which now holds the rights for Star Wars movies.
The R2-D2 aircraft will swoop into Vancouver on Oct. 18 as part of its debut flight from Tokyo to Vancouver (officially, that’s ANA Flight 116). It’s unclear whether R2-D2 will be making regular stops in the city or report for duties in other parts of the galaxy.
It’s all part of a Star Wars blitz by Japan’s largest airline in the lead-up to the release of the latest instalment in the film franchise, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, slated for this December in North America. Continue reading:
Star Wars-Themed R2-D2 Jumbo Jet Coming to Vancouver