The newest 737-900ER for Alaska Airlines features a special livery paying tribute to U.S. military veterans. The airplane is painted in red, white and blue—with the words “Honoring Those Who Serve” on the side of the fuselage.
A flying salute to veterans takes off on its delivery flight from Boeing Field. Marian Lockhart photo.
The airplane is an extension of Alaska’s Fallen Soldier program, which ensures the remains of any fallen service member being carried on an Alaska flight are treated with respect and dignity upon arrival.
“Duty, Honor, Country.” Marian Lockhart photo.
The winglet is sporting red, white and blue.
The airline specifically requested that Boeing employees paint the special livery. And it was our honor to do so.
The time lapse video below shows the airplane’s livery being painted in our hangar.