Star Wars: R2-D2 and BB-8 Feature On New ANA Planes

The Boeing 777-300ERs and Boeing 767-300s will also screen all six episodes of the Star Wars franchise on their in-flight entertainment systems.

Japanese Airline ANA has gotten a bad case of ‘Star Wars’ fever and thanks to an exclusive deal between the airline and Lucasfilm their new planes will be emblazoned with the lovable ‘Star Wars’ droids R2D2 and BB8.

The jumbo jets – Boeing 777-300ERs and Boeing 767-300s, in case you were wondering – will also be the very first aircraft to officially screen all six episodes of the Star Wars franchise on their in-flight entertainment systems.

Added to all of this is the fact that onboard headrest covers, paper napkins and cups will also get the Star Wars stamp, with more merchandise on the way.

The only problem is. If you want to join this ‘Star Wars’ love fest you’d have to be willing to fly between Tokyo, Vancouver, Seattle, San Jose, Munich, Paris, Brussels, Sydney, Beijing and Jakarta. Which probably rules out all but the most well healed ‘Star Wars’ fans.

“We are absolutely delighted to have found in Japan such a wonderful partner in ANA and to able to provide you with a wonderful opportunity like this one,” said the president of Lucasfilm, Kathleen Kennedy.

“I, too, certainly look forward to flying aboard one of ANA’s Star Wars jets on my next trip to Japan.”

R2 and BB8

BB8 for those that haven’t caught on yet is the new Droid, which was featured in the recent ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ trailers and he looks like he could very well give R2D2 a run for his money in regards to the cute factor when fans get a better look at him.

Ian Cullen is the founder of and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: When he is not writing for Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of You can contact ian at:
2 Comments on this post.
  • randuhn rogers
    19 January 2016 at 5:13 pm -

    that sad that they change r2d2 to bb8

    • Ian Cullen
      19 January 2016 at 10:25 pm -

      They haven’t. The story is saying that both droids feature on the planes.

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