Southwest Airlines is celebrating 30 years of serving Nashville by unveiling Tennessee One:
Proudly introducing #TennesseeOne, our newest state flag specialty livery!https://t.co/N5i4GsUDLj
— Southwest Airlines (@SouthwestAir) February 22, 2016
Before taking a flight to Memphis, country music stars Chris Young and Cassadee Pope aboard to croon to the passengers, Mayor Barry and other notables christened the freshly-painted plane:
@SouthwestAir 30 Years in Nashville Celebration @MayorMeganBarry @JRClemmons and Brenda Wynn unveiling TN 1 Airplane pic.twitter.com/34KQ3O6Pg2
— Harold M Love Jr. (@LoveforHouse58) February 22, 2016
Standing next to the plane at the airport, Rob Wigington, the airport’s boss, said,
It really demonstrates the focus Southwest has on Nashville, in particular, and Tennessee. That’s been shown by all the new service, the growth that they’ve achieved here, and all of our residents and visitors in Middle Tennessee benefit from that.
Southwest Airlines has long had a love affair with Nashville, apparently.