(Photo credits to Jay Bowie)
Southwest’s ‘Colorado One’ aircraft was repainted and unveiled on August 22, 2012 at Denver International Airport in front of Colorado’s governor as a testament to the great partnership between the business that Southwest brings to Colorado and Denver International Airport. The plane is one of several Southwest Airlines planes to be repainted in a state flag color scheme to show “LUV” for their most prized states.
Tail Number: N230WN
Aircraft type: Boeing 737-7H4(WL)
Top Speed: 605 MPH
Range: 3,300 Nautical Miles
Aircraft cost: $85,800,000 US Dollars
Delivery Date: Feb. 14, 2006
Age: 12.5 as of Jun 2018
Engines: 2 x CFMI CFM56-7B24
Other Information: 5,000th Boeing 737 to be Delivered.
‘Colorado One’ is by far my favorite Southwest Airlines livery and is one of the most beautiful planes in my opinion. Infinite Flight needs this livery because it shows the pride of Southwest Airlines, Colorado and it’s wonderful people! I am sure that adding this livery will put huge smiles on a lot of people on the forum! It would also add to the existing Southwest Airlines and Southwest Airlines Special Livery fleet. ‘Colorado One’ isn’t just a livery with a Colorado flag on it, it is a jewel for Colorado and other AvGeeks around the world.
A little on Southwest Airlines
Southwest Airlines was founded in 1967 by Herb Kelleher. Southwest commenced operations 4 years later on June 18, 1971. The airline chose Dallas Love Field as it’s main hub airport for strategic reasons. Southwest then started operating routes from Dallas to Houston and Dallas to San Antonio. Since then, Southwest has been expanding rapidly across the country. On July 1, 2014, Southwest Airlines announced it’s first international flights to Aruba, Montego Bay, and Nassau. By 2017, Southwest had established 10 hubs for the airline with over 95 destinations. In 2018, Southwest announced flights between Hawaii and California starting in 2019.
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