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.
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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