Alaska Airlines, Disneyland join forces to unveil special Star Wars B737 livery
Alaska Airlines and Disneyland have joined forces to unveil a special Star Wars-themed livery that even Darth Vader would be proud of.
Unveiled on May 4, 2022 (an informal, commemorative Star Wars day), this is Alaska Airline’s seventh special livery for Disneyland Resort. The aircraft’s official name is ‘Star Wars Transport to the Disneyland Resort’, with a tail number of N538AS.
Now arriving in this galaxy: a one-of-its-kind Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge aircraft! We are proud to join forces with the Disneyland® Resort to unveil a special-edition “spacecraft,” with truly out-of-this-world details and design. Welcome aboard, travelers. https://t.co/kifYNz3LJu pic.twitter.com/xT6YwGUzLt— Alaska Airlines (@AlaskaAir) May 4, 2022
Alaska Airlines said that the Boeing 737- 800’s exterior required 228 gallons of paint applied during 540 work hours over 27 days. For the painting, 23 base colors were used with numerous custom colors mixed onsite for the detailed airbrushing of the Millennium Falcon and the TIE fighters.
The Star Wars-inspired plane is a collaboration between teams at Alaska, Disneyland Resort and Lucasfilm. Familiar spacecraft span each side of the plane including detailed, hand-painted images of the Millennium Falcon and four TIE fighters.
Designers at Disneyland Resort focused on the identifiable and widely recognized Millennium Falcon for the spotlight. The spaceship is also the focal point at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, a 14-acre land at Disneyland’s Hollywood Studios in Florida.
Logos of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and Disneyland Resort are featured in the center of the fuselage. For a lighthearted touch, porgs (cute avian creatures that lived on Luke Skywalker’s remote island) look back at passengers from both winglets, as another porg greets guests at the boarding door.
The aircraft is now flying on routes across Alaska’s network.
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