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Boeing's Star Wars-themed Dreamliner lands in Charleston

Star Wars themed Dreamliner lands in Charleston (Source: WCSC) Star Wars themed Dreamliner lands in Charleston (Source: WCSC)
Star Wars Dreamliner lands in Charleston (Picture taken by Colton Daniels) Star Wars Dreamliner lands in Charleston (Picture taken by Colton Daniels)
R2-D2 themed headrests featured in the new Dreamliner. Source: CNN R2-D2 themed headrests featured in the new Dreamliner. Source: CNN
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

Boeing's Star Wars-themed Dreamliner landed in Charleston Thursday night. 

The 787-9, featuring the likeness of R2-D2, is one of three Star Wars-themed jets that's expected to go into service this fall for travelers flying between Tokyo and Vancouver. 

It's all part of an effort between Japan's Nippon Airways, who rolled out the jet last Saturday, and Disney to generate buzz for the new Star Wars film "The Force Awakens" which opens in December. 

If an entire plane dedicated to one of the films characters isn't enough for Star Wars fans, the airline will be the first and only airline to offer all six Star Wars movies as entertainment.

The new 215-seater Dreamliner, which was produced at Boeing's North Charleston plant and painted in Everett, WA, is set to make its first flight between Tokyo to Canada on Oct. 18.

It's expected to change routes flying between Japan and cities in the U.S., Europe, Australia, China and Indonesia. 

The next reported Boeing Star Wars-themed plane is set to be unveiled in November featuring the likeness of BB-8, a new droid featured in the new Star Wars movie. 

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