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Southwest Airlines Unveils “Tennessee One” | VIDEO

Pictured: Southwest Airlines "Tennessee One." Credit: Southwest Airlines.
Source: Southwest Airlines
Source: Southwest Airlines

Dallas-based Southwest Airlines celebrated more than 30 years of service to Nashville by unveiling the carrier’s latest specialty aircraft: “Tennessee One.” The Boeing 737-700 is painted with an artist’s rendition of the Tennessee state flag. (See video below.)

Ceremonies took place Monday in Nashville with live music performances by Republic Nashville Recording Artist, A Thousand Horses, and Columbia Recording Artist, Maren Morris. Employees, customers and community members then boarded Tennessee One and flew to Memphis.

During the flight, Tennessee native and RCA Records Nashville Recording Artist, Chris Young, along with Republic Nashville Recording Artist, Cassadee Pope, serenaded the passengers in crew. Upon arrival in Memphis, local favorite Ghost Town Blues Band provided more music.

As part of the celebration, Southwest announced special fare sales to Nashville and Memphis from select destinations.

Tennessee One joins ten other 737s in the Southwest fleet that carry unique, state-themed paint schemes: Arizona One, California One, Colorado One, Florida One, Illinois One, Lone Star One (Texas), Maryland One, Missouri One, Nevada One, and New Mexico One.

 

Written by Wendell Barnhouse

Wendell Barnhouse is a veteran journalist with over 40 years of experience as a writer and an editor. For the last 30 years, he wrote about college sports but he has had an interest and curiosity about aviation since he was in grade school.

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