ANA has announced the inaugural flight of the final of three aircraft decorated with special Star Wars livery, featuring BB-8, the new droid introduced in The Force Awakens.
Part of the previously announced ANA Star Wars Project, the new plane will begin flying March 27 after an unveiling ceremony from Osaka's Itami Airport to Tokyo Haneda. From there, the plane will depart at five minutes past midnight the following day (March 29) as flight ANA106 to Los Angeles, marking the start of the aircraft's international service. The aircraft is then scheduled to fly various international routes, principally routes linking Haneda, Tokyo Narita and the U.S. – Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Washington D.C., and Houston.
The jet will also have specially-designed BB-8 paper cups and headrest covers and cabin attendants will wear BB-8 aprons. On the R2-D2 ANA Jet, which is already in service (Boeing 787-9 flying international routes), cabin attendants wear R2-D2 aprons.
One lucky winner and a friend will be among the first to experience the BB-8 ANA Jet with a pair of round-trip economy class tickets from Los Angeles to Tokyo on the first outbound flight through the BB-8 ANA Jet Sweepstakes. 50 other winners will receive a special BB-8 ANA Jet model plane.
Entries are open now at https://www.ana-sw.com/news/