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Another Southwest Era ends

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As you may know, a tremendous effort has been underway for quite some time to transition those Boeing 737s painted in our classic colors to our current Spirit colors (Canyon Blue and Red) in order to give our entire fleet an updated, uniform look.  Well, we have some exciting news for you!  Only one airplane remains for the transition project to be complete!  In mid-January, N347SW will receive the final “Spirit colors makeover.”  Of course, we will still have three aircraft in the fleet dedicated to our classic, desert gold look.

Why three in the old livery?  To salute our three original cities, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio.

Which three specific aircraft? And, why those three?

  1. N711HK is dedicated to our Founder and Chairman, Emeritus Herb Kelleher.
  2. N714CB is dedicated to the model of SOUTHWEST SPIRIT, our President Emeritus, Colleen Barrett.
  3. N792SW was the last aircraft delivered new in the original livery.


So, from mid-January on, anytime you see an airplane in our classic livery, it will be one of these three aircraft.