Star Wars R2-D2 Jet touches down in Vancouver

The themed Dreamliner complete with Stormtroopers flew into YVR for its first international destination.

Themed Dreamliner complete with Stormtroopers arrived at YVR for first international stop

A Star Wars themed airplane touched down in Vancouver as its first international stop. 0:51

A rare bird was spotted in the intergalactic spaceport of YVR on Sunday.

The R2-D2 Jet, a Star Wars-themed Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, touched down at Vancouver's airport on Sunday for its first international stop.

The jet arrived from Haneda, Japan following a fan appreciation event complete with Wookiee warrior Chewbacca and Stormtroopers standing guard.

Even headrest covers are made to R2-D2's likeness.

The plane remained in Vancouver for several hours during its stopover before taking off again for Tokyo. 

The plane is part of a promotional tour drumming up excitement in the lead-up to the film, Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens. 

All Nippon Airways, the operator of the jet, will also be flying the plane to San Jose, Seattle, Sydney, Munich and Paris. It is the first airline to offer all six Star Wars films on-board its international flights.

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