Tuesday, December 15, 2015
STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS CAST AND FILMMAKERS TRAVEL TO LONDON VIA ANA'S R2-D2 JET
Following the world premiere in Hollywood of Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the film's stars were joined by J.J. Abrams and producer/Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy for a chartered flight from Los Angeles to the London premiere of the movie on a custom, one of a kind, specially themed R2-D2™ ANA JET. Earlier at the premiere, stars posed for photos with a scale model of ANA’s BB-8-themed ANA JET. ANA, Japan’s largest airline, has designed three Star Wars-themed jets in celebration of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The R2-D2™ ANA JET is the first ever aircraft in the world to feature a Star Wars character on its exterior and is a product of an agreement between ANA and The Walt Disney Company (Japan) Ltd. First unveiled at the Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, Calif. earlier this year, the R2-D2™ ANA JET, a Boeing 787-9, started its regular flight in October and now flies to various destinations, including Europe, Asia, China and the U.S.