C-3PO™ ANA JET Set for Takeoff
Scheduled to fly Japan's domestic routes starting with Haneda to Kagoshima on March 21
Paper cups, headrest covers and cabin attendant aprons to feature C-3PO character
Tokyo, January 19, 2017 - ANA, Japan's largest airline, announced the schedule of the inaugural flight of its newest Star Wars™ themed aircraft, C-3PO™ ANA JET, as part of the continuing ANA Star Wars Project. The C-3PO ANA JET, a Boeing 777-200, featuring the iconic and much-loved character C-3PO, will make its inaugural flight on March 21, 2017 as flight ANA621 from Tokyo Haneda to Kagoshima. The aircraft is then scheduled to fly various Japanese domestic routes.
On the C-3PO ANA JET, passengers will experience the world of Star Wars with specially-designed C-3PO paper cups and headrest covers and cabin attendants will wear C-3PO aprons.
The C-3PO ANA JET will join ANA's fleet of existing planes that have Star Wars characters as livery: the R2-D2™ ANA JET and BB-8™ ANA JET both are flying on international routes, while the new C-3PO ANA JET is assigned to Japan domestic routes. ANA is the first and only airline in the world to fly the special livery aircraft featuring Star Wars characters on the exterior of the actual aircraft.
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Contact: Wataru Yoshioka and Maho Ito, ANA Corporate Communications TEL +81-3-6735-1111
ANA is the largest airline in Japan by revenues and passenger numbers. Founded in 1952, ANA flies today on 87 international routes and 114 domestic routes. The ANA group has 35,000 employees and a fleet of about 260 aircraft. In FY2015, it carried 50.8 million passengers and generated revenues of 1.79 trillion Japanese yen. ANA has been a member of Star Alliance since 1999, and has joint-ventures with United Airlines on trans-Pacific and Asia routes, and with Lufthansa, Swiss International Airlines and Austrian Airlines on Japan-Europe routes. Its Frequent Flyer Program, ANA Mileage Club, has more than 26 million members. ANA was voted Airline of the Year for 2013 by Air Transport World Magazine, and in 2016 was awarded five stars for the fourth consecutive year by the world's leading Airline and Airport review site, SKYTRAX. ANA is the launch customer and biggest operator of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.