Even though it didn’t have the Southwest Airlines bold blue paint on it, the Dallas-based carrier proudly showed off the Boeing 737 MAX 8 to its employees in September.
“It flies further and uses less fuel and with this great interior it is better than any airplane we have on property,” said Southwest’s chief operating officer Mike Van de Ven as hundreds of employees toured the new aircraft at Dallas Love Field.
The aircraft won’t be ready for commercial flights until late 2017. Southwest plans to use the 737 MAX to replaces its older classic Boeing 737-300s which are being retired.
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