All Nippon Airways has unveiled a paint job that will put butterflies in the stomach of Star Wars fans everywhere: a Boeing 787-9 painted up to resemble R2-D2. The roll-out took place on Saturday in Seattle and was met by characters C-3PO and R2-D2.

ANA’s R2-D2 jet will go into service in October to join a fleet of Pokemon themed jets and is scheduled to fly various international routes.

ANA released a video via YouTube back in April to showcase their new project and the exciting process can be seen here:


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The R2-D2 jet is just the first of many in a five-year project from the Japanese airline to commemorate the beloved film franchise making a return to the big screen.


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