Southwest Airlines honors Tennessee with specialty aircraft

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) celebrated more than 30 years of service in the state of Tennessee with the unveiling of the airline´s newest specialty aircraft–Tennessee One–a Boeing 737-700, emblazoned with an artist´s rendition of the Tennessee State flag, the company said.

In true Music City fashion, Southwest honored Nashville employees and customers with live music performances by Republic Nashville Recording Artist, A Thousand Horses, and Columbia Recording Artist, Maren Morris, celebrating with community members, partners, and state and local government officials.

Southwest Airlines began service in Nashville on Mar. 18, 1986, with eight nonstop departures to two cities. The airline currently operates more than 80 daily nonstop departures to 33 destinations from Nashville.