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Southwest Reveals New “Lone Star One” Texas State Aircraft

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Southwest Reveals New “Lone Star One” Texas State Aircraft

Southwest Reveals New “Lone Star One” Texas State Aircraft
July 18
09:09 2016

MIAMI — Back in November 1990, Southwest Airlines unveiled the Lone Star One, the first to feature a state flag – to honor Texas, the airline’s home state.

After 25 years of service in which this Boeing 737-300 (N352SW • MSN 24888 • LN 1942) logged over 80,000 hours, it finally reached the end of its career and it was written from use last May.

The Lone Star One was Southwest's first "State Aircraft," and the second to wear a special scheme. (Credits: Southwest Airlines)

The Lone Star One was Southwest’s first “State Aircraft,” and the second to wear a special scheme. (Credits: Southwest Airlines)

Despite the retirement of the aircraft, the Lone Star One legacy goes on, now in a Boeing 737-700 (N931WN • MSN 36637 / LN 2799), which from now and on will wear the flag of the State of Texas, and it’s the latest to feature the airline’s Heart livery.

This Boeing 737-700 was delivered to Southwest Airlines on February 5, 2009. (Credits: Southwest Airlines)

This Boeing 737-700 was delivered to Southwest Airlines on February 5, 2009. (Credits: Southwest Airlines)

The Dallas-based carrier has a colorful history in distinctive liveries in its all-Boeing 737 fleet. The first special scheme debuted in 1988, with a 737 painted as a Killer Whale to promote a —now gone— partnership with Sea World.

To date, Southwest Airlines has painted 11 State-themed aircraft: Arizona One, California One, Colorado One, Florida One, Illinois One, Maryland One, Missouri One, Nevada One, New Mexico One, Tennessee One… and of course, the Lone Star One.

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  1. Phoenix
    Phoenix July 18, 22:52

    Wouldn’t this be “Lone Star Two”?

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