Southwest Airlines “Freedom One” 737-800 (N500WR)
On July 4th, 2021, for Southwest’s 50th birthday, Southwest Airlines painted this brand new livery for their 737-800. Also the first ever Southwest 737-800 fully painted special liveries. With the registration as N500WR, this aircraft is one of the coolest liveries I could possibly see on a 737.
Photo credit to @SierraKiloZulu on JetPhotos
This livery, known as Freedom One, represents Southwest and their dedication for 50 years with the addition of honoring veterans, armed forces, and those who have served for the U.S. This also represents their thousands of employees working day in and day out to run one of the most successful airlines in the industry.
It contains 50 stars for the 50 U.S states, 13 stripes for the original 13 U.S colonies, the well known Southwest Heart located on the bottom part of the fuselage, and the label “Freedom One” painted twice near the nose. The traditional Southwest Airlines tail is in place which is used more majority of their specially painted liveries.
Southwest Airlines Co, typically referred to as Southwest, is one of the major airlines of the United States and the world’s largest low-cost carrier airline. It is headquartered in Dallas, Texas and has scheduled service to 115 destinations in the United States and ten additional countries. As of 2018, Southwest carried more domestic passengers than any other United States airline.
The airline was established on March 15, 1967, by Herb Kelleher as Air Southwest Co. and adopted its current name, Southwest Airlines Co., in 1971, when it began operating as an intrastate airline wholly within the state of Texas, first flying between Dallas, Houston and San Antonio. The airline has nearly 60,000 employees and operates about 4,000 departures a day during peak travel season.
Complete credit to wikipedia.
Here’s an additional video for the entire painting timelapse!