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Star Wars fans have another reason to celebrate.

The "Force' is strong aboard Japanese airline's latest plane

Katie Jones
Digital Reporter

Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 11:05 - 'Star Wars' fans had one more reason to rejoice last week.

On Thursday, Japanese airline All Nippon Airways (APA) unveiled a five-year plan for its new 'Star Wars' project.

The main attraction of the campaign is a brand new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner painted in the image of well-known droid R2-D2 of the 'Star Wars' universe.

The robot that resembles a tin can is one of only a few characters to appear in each installment of the series.

Currently, APA has the world's largest fleet of 787 airplanes, with 49 Dreamliner models in operation.

Their announcement coincides with the latest trailer for the next Star Wars film "Star Wars: The Force Awakens", due later this year on December 18.

The air carrier has launched a specialized website to promote the project and share future developments.

Passengers should not expect to fly to a galaxy, far, far away...

The airline will begin offering international flights on the R2-D2 plane (on Earth) this fall, with the promise of more 'surprises' to come.

Source: CNN

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