MIAMI – All Nippon Airways Co. may fly at least two “Star Wars”-themed planes on international routes, instead of the previously announced one, ANA President Osamu Shinobe said.
A Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft painted like the popular robot character R2-D2 and carrying the “Star Wars” logo will begin operating this fall.
“The project has gained great feedback. We may increase the number of planes if it proves popular,” Shinobe said Sunday in an interview in Miami.
The ANA president also said among the candidate routes for the R2-D2 jet are the runs between Tokyo’s Haneda airport and Jakarta, and Haneda and Munich.
ANA will fly the aircraft to start a five-year “Star Wars” project leading up to 2020.
The new movie, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” is due for release in December.