Celebrating 30 years of service in Missouri, Southwest Airlines has added a new Missourithemed aircraft to its fleet. Missouri One, a Boeing 737-700, is decorated with an artist’s rendition of the Missouri state flag.
“Kansas City and St. Louis have been vital cities in our network for more than 30 years,” Southwest Airlines Chairman, President, and CEO Gary Kelly stated in a press release. “I couldn’t think of a better way to show our love to our employees, customers, and friends in the great state of Missouri than by dedicating this high-flying salute to them.”
In addition to the new Missouri One aircraft, Southwest also donated $5,000 to Science City at Union Station and to the Saint Louis Science Center. The funds will help support Science City’s Summer Camp, which aims to spark interest in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) for children 6-12 through interactive activities, and contribute to scholarships for the St. Louis Science Center’s Flight Academy Camp.