Many of you have heard the news of Southwest retiring the remaining two Desert Gold / Classic Retro livery 737-700’s in the coming days. As we as the fact Illinois One and Tennessee one were both repainted / returned to lessor.
Well fear no more! In a statement released by Southwest Airlines, the stated that they plan to introduce the classic retro livery honoring Herbert D. Kelleher, the founder of Southwest Airlines, onto a brand new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft. The aircraft will be registered N871HK
Southwest also stated plans to paint a 737 MAX 8 in the canyon blue to honor Colleen Barrett, nicknamed “Heroine of the Heart.”
Southwest also stated that they will be repainting a 737-800 in the Illinois One livery, and one in the Tennessee One livery! I was lucky enough to see the old Tennessee one jet, N922WN, once before it was repainted into the new heart livery.
What do you guys think about these news?
Personally for me I’m beyond excited!
I can’t wait to see what a classic livery looks on such a modern aircraft like a max 8!
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Even though I don’t live in the US, and therefore never fly Southwest, this is nice to hear that they are keeping their retro liveries.
Can’t wait to see this one, and we already have a great idea of how it’ll look:
OMG OMG this is great news! I’m so excited to see these new liveries when they get painted!
Tennessee One reincarnating into a 737-800 is a dream come true. Definitely my favorite SWA livery behind Freedom One. Can’t wait to see these later this year!
holy moly why does that actually look really good
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They look really nice on the -800s!
they definitely look interesting, to say the least
very stretched compared to the -700s
Just thought I should let some classic aviation geeks know, Southwest is planning on bringing an AirTran scheme to their Max 8’s!
YESSS!!! That’s amazing news!
Sweet! Do you have any source to link? Just wanted to read up on it lol
It’s an inside source from 3 SWA employees I know.
I got approval to share this information by them, I’ll let you know when an article is posted!
I hope they do more flag liveries. They’re really nice and unique
Me too. I want to see some from their international destinations such as Mexico or Costa Rica.
I think I’d be pretty cool to see a Hawaii livery on a MAX. Idk how they’d do the Union Jack with the flag though maybe they’ll do something like Alaska’s “Spirit of the Islands” livery
Considering Southwest bought ATA, I hope they consider making a livery for them as well!
Dose anyone know what the retro livery is going to look like on a Southwest MAX 8? my idea is its going to be a golden version of the Heart Livery
It will look like this but on a MAX 8