May the force be with ANA’s awesome new ‘Star Wars’ airplane

CNN  — 

It’s been a wild week for “Star Wars” fans, what with the release of a new trailer for “The Force Awakens” leaving many viewers openly in tears on Thursday.

The icing on the geek cake?

To coincide with the release, Japan carrier All Nippon Airways (ANA) has launched a five-year “Star Wars Project” that includes a new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner painted with an R2-D2 livery, proving yet again that the astromech droid does indeed have the ability to take flight.

The “Star Wars” themed plane is due to start flying international routes this fall, says the airline.