On February 13, 2006; The 5,000th 737, a 737-700 painted in Southwest Airlines colors, became the 447th 737 to join the carrier’s fleet. Southwest helped launch three Boeing 737 models — the 737-300, -500 and the –700, and now the MAX. They are the largest 737 operator in the world, since the airline began with 4 Boeing 737-200s back in 1971. Image Courtesy: Boeing

On February 13, 2006; The 5,000th 737, a 737-700 painted in Southwest Airlines colors, became the 447th 737 to join the carrier’s fleet. Southwest helped launch three Boeing 737 models — the 737-300, -500 and the –700, and now the MAX. They are the largest 737 operator in the world, since the airline began with 4 Boeing 737-200s back in 1971.
Image Courtesy: Boeing

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