ANA to fly R2-D2 across North America

Ahead of the release of the latest “Star Wars” movie later this year, All Nippon Airways Co., Japan’s largest airline, will paint Star Wars characters, droids C-3PO and R2-D2, on some of its aircraft.
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Star Wars droids C-3PO (L) and R2-D2 pose with a scale model of Japan's airline All Nippon Airways (ANA) Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in the livery of new Star Wars droid BB-8 at a news conference in Tokyo on August 18, 2015. ANA's R2-D2 livery jetliner will be launched for overseas air routes in October while the BB-8 livery jet plane will be launched for the North American air route next year. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Star Wars droids C-3PO (2nd L) and R2-D2 (3rd L) pose with Japan's airline All Nippon Airways (ANA) president Shinobe Osamu (3rd R) and Walt Disney Japan president Paul Candland (2nd R) and flight attendants as they unveil scale models of ANA Boeing 787-9 and 777-300ER aircraft in the livery of Star Wars droid characters at a news conference in Tokyo on August 18, 2015. ANA's R2-D2 livery jetliner will be launched for overseas air routes in October while the BB-8 livery jet plane will be launched for the North American air route next year. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Star Wars droids C-3PO (L) and R2-D2 pose with a scale model of Japan's airline All Nippon Airways (ANA) Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in the livery of new Star Wars droid BB-8 at a news conference in Tokyo on August 18, 2015. ANA's R2-D2 livery jetliner will be launched for overseas air routes in October while the BB-8 livery jet plane will be launched for the North American air route next year. (AFP/Getty Images)
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All Nippon Airways (ANA) president Shinobe Osamu (C), accompanied by Star Wars droids C-3PO (R) and R2-D2 (L), unveil a scale model of Japan's airline ANA Boeing 787-9 aircraft in the livery of the popular R2-D2 droid character at a news conference in Tokyo on August 18, 2015. ANA's R2-D2 livery jetliner will be launched for overseas air routes in October while the BB-8 livery jet plane will be launched for the North American air route next year. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Star Wars droids C-3PO (2nd L) and R2-D2 (2nd R), pose with All Nippon Airways (ANA) flight attendants as they unveil scale models of ANA Boeing 787-9 and 777-300ER aircraft in the livery of Star Wars droid characters at a news conference in Tokyo on August 18, 2015. ANA's R2-D2 livery jetliner will be launched for overseas air routes in October while the BB-8 livery jet plane will be launched for the North American air route next year. (AFP/Getty Images)
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