Southwest shows MIA LUV on National Florida Day
Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) showed its love for Miami International Airport and the state of Florida on National Florida Day when it used its Florida One B737 for flight 3467 from Houston to Miami on January 25. Upon arrival at MIA at 12:38 p.m., Florida One received a water cannon salute from Miami-Dade Fire Rescue.
Florida One, which features an artist’s rendering of Florida’s state flag in the paint scheme, debuted in 2010 after 32 Boeing employees worked in three shifts over eight days, utilizing 46 gallons of paint and incorporating 16 different colors to bring the unique livery to life.
Southwest began flying from MIA in 2020 and is now the airport’s fifth-largest airline in seat capacity, providing daily flights to nine U.S. cities from Miami. National Florida Day was founded in 2017 by National Day Calendar® to celebrate Florida as the 27th state to join the Union.