Each one has been designed to celebrate a particular milestone or destination for the airline – with names ranging from Florida One and Illinois One to Triple Crown One (unveiled in 1997, recognising five years of top rankings for on-time performance, baggage handling and customer satisfaction).
The latest addition – 'Penguin One' – was unveiled this week to celebrate 25 years of partnership with SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, featuring one of the tourist attraction’s iconic animals.
This week’s ceremony celebrated the introduction of Penguin One in a spirited way as attendees waved black-and-white pom poms, enjoyed black-and-white-themed snacks, and cheered as executives christened the aircraft while SeaWorld’s Pete and Penny Penguin looked on.
The featured penguin species on the aircraft is a gentoo, one of the species found at SeaWorld Orlando’s new Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin.
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“SeaWorld has been an important partner to Southwest Airlines for 25 years,” said Southwest Airlines Chairman, President, and CEO Gary Kelly. “Penguin One is a natural addition to the Southwest fleet and a great representation of the evolution of our partnership and our mutual dedication to travel, tourism, and family entertainment.”
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