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The force awakens: Star Wars themed plane lands at YVR

Star Wars fans, rejoice!

A Star Wars themed plane landed at Vancouver International Airport Sunday afternoon. It is the first time that the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner touched down on North American soil as part of its scheduled service.

The jet that displays the markings of the famous R2-D2 character on its livery is operated by Japan’s largest airline, All Nippon Airways (ANA). 

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It will operate on the route between Tokyo Haneda Airport (HND) and YVR.

ANA will be the first airline in the world to offer all six Star Wars films as in-flight entertainment on international flights.

The airline has an agreement with The Walt Disney Company, which is in charge of the production of the new Star Wars installment after the acquisition of Lucasfilm.

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As part of the agreement, the ANA Star Wars planes will also display in-flight decorations, such as headrest covers, paper napkins and cups featuring characters from the films.

The first film in the new Star Wars trilogy — “The Force Awakens” — is set to be released in December.

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