AirTran Airways (Orlando and Atlanta) has adorned one of its Boeing 737-700s with the World War II-style image of a swimsuit-clad woman in heels, as part of a partnership with Sports Illustrated for the magazine’s swimsuit edition.
However according to the attached article, the Association of Flight Attendants at AirTran has now voiced its objections in a message to members. The special logo will soon be removed from the aircraft (registration?) as the special SI flight to Las Vegas is now over (full aircraft photos are welcome).
Sports Illustrated previously used Southwest Airlines to promote the special issue.
AirTran Airways held a sweepstakes contest in association with the SI issue. The winner boarded the specially-adorned AirTran Airways Boeing 737-700 with the SI Swimsuit models from New York, just hours after the 2010 Swimsuit issue was unveiled, for a private flight to Las Vegas. The winner also enjoyed a two-night hotel stay and tickets to the hottest SI parties on the Strip.