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ANA launches fourth Star Wars aircraft

written by australianaviation.com.au | July 18, 2016
A supplied image of ANA's latest Star Wars-themed aircraft, featuring C-3PO. (ANA)
A supplied image of ANA’s latest Star Wars-themed aircraft, featuring C-3PO. (ANA)

Japan’s ANA is adding a fourth Star Wars-themed aircraft to its fleet, with a Boeing 777-200 in C-3PO livery set to take to the skies from March 2017.

The airline, which launched the C-3PO 777-200 at a Star Wars Celebration Europe event in London, said the aircraft would be flown on domestic Japanese routes.

Some scenes from the ANA C-3PO launch in London. (ANA)
Some scenes from the ANA C-3PO aircraft launch in London. (ANA)
Anthoy Daniels, the actor who played C-3PO, was on hand to sign a 1:20 scale model of the aircraft.
Anthoy Daniels, the actor who played C-3PO, was on hand to sign a 1:20 scale model of the newest addition to the ANA Star Wars fleet.

ANA has also published a video highlighting the newest addition to its Star Wars fleet.

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The 777-200 joins a 777-300ER featuring the BB-8 droid, a 767-300ER with both BB-8 and R2-D2 on the fuselage and an R2-D2 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner that is sometimes seen in Australia when it operates ANA’s daily Sydney-Tokyo (Haneda) service.

ANA’s Star Wars aircraft was part of the Star Alliance member’s five-year partnership with The Walt Disney Company.

The Star Wars theme also extended to the inside the cabin, where items such as headrest covers, paper napkins and cups featured characters from the movie franchise. ANA also offered Star Wars movies as part of its inflight entertainment selection.

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A supplied image three of ANA's Star Wars-themed aircraft. (ANA)
From left, ANA’s R2-D2 787-9, BB8 droid 777-300ER and the new C-3PO 777-200. (ANA)
A supplied image of ANA's latest Star Wars-themed aircraft, featuring C-3PO. (ANA)
ANA said the Star Wars livery was part of the airline’s strategy to further enhance its international presence. (ANA)
A supplied image of ANA's latest Star Wars-themed aircraft, featuring C-3PO. (ANA)
ANA said the 777-200 will serve mainly Tokyo – Osaka, Sapporo, Okinawa and Fukuoka, although it cautioned operating routes were subject to change without prior notice . (ANA)
A supplied image of ANA's latest Star Wars-themed aircraft, featuring C-3PO. (ANA)
A closer look at the design elements of ANA’s C-3PO aircraft. (ANA)
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A file image of ANA’s R2-D2-themed 787-9 receiving an ARFF monitor cross at Sydney after its inaugural flight from Tokyo (Haneda) in December 12 2015. (Rob Finlayson)

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2 Comments

  • Helph

    says:

    ANA is at least doing what an airline should, and that is inspiring people with aviation and travel!

    And they are a great airline as well!

  • how do we buy a poster they look amazing

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