Vin Diesel is going for one last ride with his acclaimed ‘The Fast & the Furious’ series, as he continued promoting the upcoming sixth sequel in the action series, ‘Furious 7.’ The MTV Movie Award-winning actor welcomed the newly-decaled Etihad Airways Flight 171 as it arrived at LAX from Abu Dhabi on Wednesday afternoon.

The ‘Furious 7’ plane was unveiled by Etihad Airways and Universal Pictures, which will distribute the crime thriller in theaters on April 3. The arrival of the airliner kicked off the global junket and world premiere of the crime thriller.

‘The Conjuring’ helmer James Wan made his directorial debut in ‘The Fast and the Furious’ series with ‘Furious 7.’ The film was written by returning franchise scribe, Chris Morgan, who penned every installment since ‘The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift.’ The upcoming follow-up welcomed back such series favorites as Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris :Ludacris” Bridges, Dwayne Johnson, Elsa Pataky and Lucas Black. They were joined by several international action stars who are new to the franchise, including Jason Statham, Djimon Hounsou, Tony Jaa, Ronda Rousey, Nathalie Emmanuel and Kurt Russell.

For more information on ‘Furious 7,’ visit the thriller’s official website, as well as its Facebook, Twitter and Google+ pages. Check out the action thriller’s new photo of Diesel welcoming Etihad Airways Flight 171 as it arrived at LAX below.

Vin Diesel Welcomes Newly-Decaled Furious 7 Plane at LAX
Credit: Alex J. Berliner

Written by: Karen Benardello

By Karen Benardello

As a graduate of LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic, Karen Benardello serves as ShockYa's Senior Movies & Television Editor. Her duties include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, and scribing movie, television and music reviews and news articles. As a New York City-area based journalist, she's a member of the guilds, New York Film Critics Online and the Women Film Critics Circle.

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