A new Louisiana-themed aircraft will soon be hitting the skies.
Southwest Airlines on Wednesday unveiled the Louisiana One, a Boeing 737-770 emblazoned with an artist’s rendition of the state flag, according to a news release. Southwest, which began service in New Orleans in 1979, revealed the new aircraft during an event at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.
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“This tribute to the Pelican State is a demonstration of our valued partnership with Southwest Airlines,” Gov. John Bel Edwards said in the news release. “We are honored that Louisiana One will be an ambassador for our great state flying throughout the country.”
Southwest currently operates daily nonstop departures to 21 destinations from New Orleans.
The Louisiana One is Southwest Airlines’ 12th state-dedicated aircraft, according to the news release. Louisiana One joins others in the Southwest fleet that carry unique, state-themed paint schemes: Arizona One, California One, Colorado One, Florida One, Illinois One, Lone Star One (Texas), Maryland One, Missouri One, Nevada One, New Mexico One and Tennessee One.