Taxiing at San Francisco now with Blended Winglets (winglets were added about two weeks before repainting), Southwest has retained a "Silver One" logo by the nose. Copyright Photo: Mark Durbin.
N629SW prepares to taxi from the gate at Los Angeles in the gray fuselage version of "Silver One". Copyright Photo: Roy Lock.
Southwest Airlines (Dallas) has repainted its Boeing 737-3H4 N629SW (msn 27704) known as “Silver One” into the current 2001 colors. N629SW originally was introduced in a metal top scheme in June 1996 celebrating its 25th Anniversary (Silver Anniversary). In 1999 the metal top was replaced with gray paint.
N387SW taxies at San Jose before it was repainted in the new colors. N387SW is relatively new and was originally delivered to WN on June 29, 1994. Copyright Photo: Mark Durbin.
Southwest Airlines’ (Dallas) flight WN 2294 operating last evening (July 13) with Boeing 737-3H4 N387SW (msn 26602) between Nashville and Baltimore/Washington (BWI) was forced to make an emergency landing at Charleston, WV after a one foot by one foot wide hole was discovered in the rear fuselage top (passengers could see the sky)! WN is inspecting its entire 737-300 fleet.
Southwest Airlines’ (Dallas) winning streak for quarterly profits came to an abrupt end today with the announcement of a $91 million net loss in the first quarter through March 31. This amount included non-cash mark-to-market special charges of $71 million related to the company’s fuel hedge portfolio. WN produced a net profit of $34 million in the same quarter a year ago.
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Southwest Airlines (Dallas) continues to enter large markets. It has announced it will serve Boston (Logan) starting on August 16 with 10 daily departures, five to Baltimore/Washington and five to Chicago (Midway).