Courtesy of Hill + Knowlton Strategies
April 17, 2015

It’s been a big week for Star Wars fans. First, a new The Force Awakens trailer, and then, All Nippon Airways announced R2-D2 livery for its 787-9 Dreamliner. Yes, you read that right, travelers will soon be able to fly on a Star Wars-themed plane.

“We’re proud of the innovative R2-D2 design, and we look forward to witnessing the first-ever flight of a passenger aircraft featuring a Star Wars character,” Kayleen Waters, Vice President of marketing for Lucasfilm Ltd said of the project in a statement. “We’re confident that Star Wars fans around the world will absolutely love this design."

Routes for the droid-adorned Dreamliner are still TBD, but American travelers will hopefully see C-3P0's sidekick on ANA’s new service from Tokyo to Houston, which launches this June.

It might not be the Millennium Falcon, but the chance to fly with R2-D2? We’re sold.

Caroline Hallemann is an assistant digital editor at Travel + Leisure. You can find her on Twitter at @challemann.

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