The Making of Southwest Airlines’ Tennessee One Livery

It took a crew 10 days to paint the Boeing 737-700 with its special look. That’s two days longer than it would take for a standard Southwest plane.

A few more facts:

  • The circular crest on “Tennessee One’s” fuselage is about 20 feet wide, the same size as many outdoor swimming pools. The design consumed almost 30 gallons of red paint, Southwest said.
  • “Tennessee One” is the 11th plane in Southwest’s fleet emblazoned with a unique state flag livery. The first was “Lone Star One,” which pays tribute to the airline’s home state of Texas. Each of the planes honors a state that has played an important role in Southwest’s 45-year history.


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