Star Wars R2-D2 Jet touches down in Vancouver
Themed Dreamliner complete with Stormtroopers arrived at YVR for first international stop
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.
機内の様子☆ <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/R2D2ANAJET?src=hash">#R2D2ANAJET</a> <a href="http://t.co/vdVRMtCUW2">http://t.co/vdVRMtCUW2</a> <a href="http://t.co/Fjve6XbOBE">pic.twitter.com/Fjve6XbOBE</a>—@ANA_travel_info
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.
Yoda is in the house, and Star Wars theme music is playing as we board! <a href="https://twitter.com/FlyANA_official">@FlyANA_official</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/R2D2ANAJET?src=hash">#R2D2ANAJET</a> <a href="http://t.co/S7024wOZ5W">pic.twitter.com/S7024wOZ5W</a>—@real_jetsetr