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With the in-home release of STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS fast-approaching, the inaugural flights of ANA’s BB-8 Boeing 777-300 took place this week. After unveiling the aircraft in a ceremony on March 27 at Osaka Japan’s Itami Airport, the aircraft made a one-off domestic flight as ANA22 from Itami to Haneda before departing the airport as flight ANA106 to Los Angeles, marking the start of the aircraft’s international service.

The aircraft is scheduled to fly various international routes, principally routes linking Haneda, Narita and US – Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Washington D.C., Houston, and Singapore

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 28: ANA’s BB-8 themed jet lands in Los Angeles in celebration of in-home release of STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS on March 28, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)

Passengers on the BB-8 ANA JET experienced the world of STAR WARS with specially-designed BB-8 paper cups and headrest covers and cabin attendants wearing BB-8 aprons.
 
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STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS is out on Disney Movies Anywhere and Digital HD on April 1, with the Blu-ray and DVD arriving on April 5th. 
 
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