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Today, Japan’s largest airlines announced the first flight of the BB-8 ANA JET as a part of the Star Wars Project. The first international flight will be March 27, 2016.

The BB-8 ANA JET (Booeing 777-300) will have a livery on it featuring BB-8’s design.

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After unveiling the aircraft in a ceremony on March 27 at Osaka’s Itami Airport, where the special livery was applied, the aircraft will make a one-off domestic flight as ANA22 from Itami to Haneda, before departing the airport at five minutes past midnight on the following day (March 29) as flight ANA106 to Los Angeles, marking the start of the aircraft’s international service. The aircraft is then scheduled to fly various international routes, principally routes linking Haneda, Narita and US – Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Washington D.C., and Houston.

Passengers on the flight will also get to have a special Star Wars experience with specially-designed BB-8 paper cups and headrest covers, and cabin attendants will wear BB-8 aprons.

Back in December, the same airline did a special ceremony for their R2-D2 themed jet, which the cast of Star Wars: The Force Awakens attended.

 

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One lucky winner and a friend will be among the first to experience the BB-8™ ANA JET with a pair of round-trip economy class tickets from Los Angeles to Tokyo on the first outbound flight through the BB-8™ ANA JET SWEEPSTAKES. 50 other winners will receive a special BB-8™ ANA JET model plane. Fans can enter to win now. For more details, visit https://www.ana-sw.com/news/.