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Southwest introduces “Colorado One”

Southwest Airlines (Dallas) yesterday (August 22) introduced its latest state logojet (N230WN) named “Colorado One” in support of its operations at Denver International Airport.

The company issued the following statement:

“Southwest Airlines is taking its “LUV” for the state of Colorado to new heights by unveiling Colorado One, a Boeing 737-700 emblazoned with an artist’s rendition of the Colorado state flag! Southwest unveiled the newest specialty aircraft in the carrier’s fleet at a ceremony at Denver International Airport (DIA) with more than 500 local employees and community leaders, along with Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock, and Manager of Aviation for Denver International Airport, Kim Day.

The ceremony included attendees waiving Colorado flags, enjoying locally-made granola snacks, and cheering as Kelly, Governor Hickenlooper, Mayor Hancock, and Day closed the event by christening the aircraft amid fan-fare.

Southwest Airlines began service to Denver on Jan. 3, 2006, with 13 daily nonstop departures to three destinations.  The airline currently operates 168 daily nonstop flights to 54 destinations from Denver.

Copyright Photo: Southwest Airlines. Boeing 737-7H4 N230WN (msn 34592) is also the 5,000th Boeing 737 built, a significant milestone aircraft.

Southwest Slide Show (see the other logojets): 

Video:

Southwest-AirTran Destination Map:

Click on the map for the full size.

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