All Nippon Airways (ANA) introduced more Star Wars themed jets and initial routes at a conference on August 18, 2015 at the ANA Intercontinental Hotel in Tokyo, Japan).
Star Wars™ ANA JET and BB-8™ ANA JET will join the previously announced R2-D2™ ANA JET in the fleet. The first addition will be a Boeing 767-300 while the second will be a Boeing 777-300ER.
Here is a list of initial routes and timing for all three jets:
R2-D2 ANA JET
After the Fan Appreciation Flight event (refer to this link on how to join the event) on Saturday, October 17, 2015 in Tokyo, the R2-D2™ ANA JET will have the following schedule:
October 18, 2015: Haneda Airport (HND) <> Vancouver International Airport (YVR) (Note – roundtrip from HND-YVR is around US$900 (economy) or US$5500 (business) right now. There are awards redemption for economy on ANA and Star Alliance partners)
Mid-October to Late-November 2015: Narita Airport (NRT) <> Mineta San José International Airport (SJC)
Early-December 2015: Narita Airport (NRT) <> Seattle Tacoma International Airport (SEA)
Mid-December 2015 to 2016
- Haneda Airport (HND) <> Sydney Airport (SYD)
- Haneda Airport (HND) <> Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (CGK)
- Haneda Airport (HND) <> Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK)
- Haneda Airport (HND) <> Munich Airport (MUC)
- Haneda Airport (HND) <> Paris Charles du Gualle International Airport (CDG)
BB-8 ANA JET
March 2016 – This Boeing 777-300ER will primarily serve the airline’s North American destinations (For example: San Francisco International Airport (SFO), Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), O’Hare International Airport (ORD), Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), George Bush Houston International Airport (IAD)).
Star Wars ANA JET
Fall 2015 – This Boeing 767-300 will primarily serve Japanese destinations and likely expands to other Asian cities.
*All listed flight information including dates and routes are tentative and subject to change without notice.
On Board Experience
In addition to announcing the new liveries, passengers on this Japanese airline will gain exclusive access to all six Star Wars films.
Starting in November 2015, episodes IV – A New Hope, V – The Empire Strikes Back and VI – Return of the Jedi will be available.
They will followed in December 2015 with the first three episodes: I – The Phantom Menace, II – Attack of the Clones and III – Revenge of the Sith.
In January 2016, passengers will have access to the first three episodes only.
The limited access is part of promoting the new Star Wars film The Force Awaken opening in December 2015.
Besides exclusive entertainment options, passengers on board this flight will have access to movie-inspired headrest covers, paper napkins, cups and toys.
Fans are only two months away from being able to step foot into a Star Wars themed aircraft. As the new film opens December 18, 2015 worldwide, expect the Tokyo/Osaka based airline to increase its promotional efforts with new ads on social media, tv commercial and print material. Will your next flight be served by Princess Leia?
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