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Southwest Unveils Shark Week Fleet

Southwest unveils its newest aircraft livery in celebration of Shark Week’s 30thanniversary.  

The annual media event kicks off July 22 on the Discovery Channel and can be watched on Southwest flights through Live TV onboard.

“Entering our fifth consecutive year of partnership with the Discovery Channel, we are thrilled to celebrate Shark Week’s 30th anniversary in an even bigger way by launching an entire fleet of Shark Week aircraft and premiering a Shark Week episode onboard our flights, letting our Customers have the first view of Shark Week content,” said Brandy King, Director of External Communications who oversees the airline’s Brand Partnerships and Entertainment Public Relations initiative. “Each year, our Customers and Employees share our Shark Week enthusiasm and look forward to joining the fun with our airport and onboard activations!”

Avid fans can track the aircraft by using each aircraft’s tail number: Great White Shark (N470WN), Hammerhead Shark (N705SW), Mako Shark (N961WN), Tiger Shark (N553WN) and Bull Shark (N947WN) on the site.

It wouldn’t be a 30thanniversary with out a sweepstakes.  For those who want a chance to swim with the sharks and more, enter the Dare to Dive sweepstakes from July 1 through July 31 at for a chance to win a five-day, all-inclusive Great White Shark cage diving trip.

by Elizabeth Atkinson