Star Wars R2-D2 plane lands at Brussels airport
A Boeing 787 Dreamliner painted in the colours of R2-D2 has touched down at Brussels airport to promote the forthcoming release of the seventh Star Wars movie.
The jet, belonging to Japanese carrier All Nippon Airways, first took off from Tokyo in mid-October and has been visiting airports around the world, making its only landing in Europe at Zaventem on Wednesday afternoon.
It was cheered by 125 fans who won a Brussels airport prize draw to be on the tarmac for the event. The plane received a water salute from the airport's firefighters as it touched down, as Star Wars music played and Storm Troopers held guard.
The plane's livery and in-flight decorations were inspired by the popular Star Wars robot character, and the 215-seater jet will mostly be working the route between Tokyo and Vancouver.
A partnership between All Nippon Airways and Disney, the plane's inflight entertainment includes all six of the previous Star Wars movies in their seats, ahead of the release of The Force Awakens in December.