The Force is strong with the new ANA Star Wars Dreamliner
On September 12, 2015, the Japanese airline All Nippon Airways (ANA) displayed the first of three Star Wars themed aircraft, which are part of a five-year contract between The Walt Disney Company and ANA. Not only is the theme reflected on the exterior of the aircraft, but also the interior goes in complete accordance with it, from movie-inspired cups to headrests to all six current Star Wars movies available on the in-flight entertainment system. This is the first time that the movies will be shown in the air.
The Star Wars aircraft are scheduled to fly both domestic and international routes. The first flight of the R2-D2 Dreamliner took place yesterday, October 18, from Tokyo to Vancouver. This Boeing 787-9 is scheduled to connect Japan to cities in Australia, China, Indonesia, Europe, and the United States. Inspired by one of the new characters from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”(BB-8) the second aircraft, a Boeing 767-300, will be unveiled in November 2015 and will take on Japanese domestic routes. The third plane in the Star Wars category is a Boeing 777-300 ER, which will also represent R2-D2, and is scheduled to take on routes between Japan and North America.
These Disney aircraft are unfortunately not available for charter, but we do have good news on the other hand:
Jet Aviation, based in Basel, Switzerland, is currently working on the interior of the first privately owned Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, with an expected delivery in 2018.