A new All Nippon Airways aircraft will carry Star Wars livery featuring R2-D2.
The design for the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner was unveiled at a Star Wars celebration in Anaheim, California.
The aircraft is due to enter service on yet to be announced international flights in the autumn, ahead of the Christmas release of the latest Star Wars film.
The Japanese carrier also introduced a special website featuring its Star Wars collaboration.
Executive marketing vice president, Takashi Shiki, said: “ANA boasts an extensive international network, along with convenient connections between the US and a wide variety of destinations throughout Asia.
“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.
“We are particularly delighted to introduce this collaboration now as we prepare to launch our new international service from Tokyo to Houston in June, making it our 10th North American destination.
“Through the introduction of the new Star Wars livery we hope to welcome more passengers from around the world to experience ANA as the Inspiration of Japan.”
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