Alaska Airlines unveils patriotic-themed aircraft in honor of military heroes

Alaska Airlines has unveiled a 737-900ER aircraft, the newest in its fleet, which features a patriotic theme titled “Honoring Those Who Serve,” the company said.

The company said the 737-900ER is dedicated to the men and women of the US military, as well as veterans of the armed forces and their families. Its exterior paint scheme, conceived by a small group of Alaska maintenance technicians, was designed to symbolize remembrance, pride and appreciation.

In the days leading up to Veterans Day, the company said the plane will fly to cities near military bases, including Anchorage and Fairbanks, Alaska; San Diego, and Washington D.C.

Alaska Airlines, together with its regional partners, flies 32 million customers a year to more than 110 cities with an average of 970 daily flights throughout the United States, Canada, Costa Rica, Mexico and soon Cuba.