Southwest is making changes to its special liveries

"Illinois One" with the new colors tail

Southwest Airlines has decided to make some changes to its special liveries as older Boeing 737-700s are being phased out or repainted.

The two Boeing 737-700 retro jets in the “Desert Gold” livery (N711HK and N714CB) will be replaced with a single Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 (N871HK) and will also serve as a dedication to founder Herbert D. Kelleher.

N711HK is operating its last scheduled revenue flight today.

N714CB will operate its last revenue flight on May 15.

The Colleen Barrett Boeing 737-700 (N266WN) will be replaced with a single Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 (N872CB).

Illinois One (above) and Tennessee One (below) special liveries will be returning on Boeing 737-800s.

Top Copyright Photo: Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-7H4 WL N918WN (msn 29843) (Illinois One) FLL (Bruce Drum). Image: 104439.

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