Continuing a long-standing partnership between Alaska Airlines and Disneyland Resort, a new plane was revealed by the airline for Star Wars Day. Drawing inspiration from Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the plane is painted black and has the Millennium Falcon on it as it is being chased by TIE fighters. The plane is now in service on Alaska Airlines routes.
The plane is the seventh painted plane for the Disneyland Resort from Alaska Airlines. The official name of the plane is “Star Wars Transport to the Disneyland Resort.” It has the tail number N538AS. The plane was revealed this morning at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and then made its inaugural flight down to John Wayne Airport in Orange County.
To make this transformation of the plane’s exterior, 228 gallons of paint were applied. This took 540 work hours over the course of 27 days. It took 23 base colors during the course of painting the plane that included multiple custom colors that were mixed onside so that the details could be airbrushed on the plane.
The design for this Star Wars-inspired plane involved collaboration between teams at Alaska, Disneyland Resort, and also Lucasfilm. On each side of the plane, the Millennium Falcon and four TIE fighters can be seen. The Millennium Falcon was chosen as the spotlight because it is easily identifiable from the Star Wars universe and also is the main focal point of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland. There are also a fun touch with porgs that are found looking back at passengers inside on the winglets and also a porg greets guests at the boarding door. The plane also features the logos for the Disneyland Resort and also Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge prominently in the center of the fuselage.
Now in service, the plane will be utilized throughout the Alaska Airlines routes. What do you think of this plane? Have you seen it in person yet? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!