Passengers aboard Southwest Airlines Flight 2688 from Kansas City International Airport to Chicago Midway Airport got a surprise Tuesday — they were one of the first to fly in a plane with Southwest’s new colors.
Southwest Airlines introduced it’s new paint job for its planes Monday at a rally at its headquarters at Dallas Love Field.
The airline then ferried a Boeing 738 with the new design to KCI Monday night.
Southwest confirmed Tuesday that one of the two new planes did start its revenue service from Kansas City.
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That fight departed KCI at 6:30 a.m.
“I think it’s a nice paint scheme and I’m happy that they launched it from KCI today,” said Joe McBride, a spokesman for the airport.
It is expected to take Southwest six to seven years to repaint its entire fleet.
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