Airplanes Planes Used By Southwest Airlines

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List of planes used by Southwest Airlines. Plane models are listed alphabetically and include additional information about each individual Southwest Airlines aircrafts. Southwest Airlines uses, or at some point has used, these planes. This list answers the questions "what kind of aircraft does Southwest Airlines use?" and "what plane am I flying on Southwest Airlines?" List includes photos of the Southwest Airlines planes when available, to help clear up what airplanes Southwest Airlines flies. Everything from Boeing 737-500 to Boeing 737-300 is included on this list. (5 items)

The Boeing 737 is a short- to medium-range twinjet narrow-body airliner. Originally developed as a shorter, lower-cost twin-engined airliner derived from Boeing's 707 and 727, the 737 has developed into a family of nine passenger models with a capacity of 85 to 215 passengers. The 737 is Boeing's only narrow-body airliner in production, with the -700, -800, and -900ER variants currently being built. A re-engined and redesigned version, the 737 MAX, is set to debut in 2017. Originally envisioned in 1964, the initial 737-100 made its first flight in April 1967 and entered airline service in February 1968 at Lufthansa. Next, the lengthened 737-200 entered service in April 1968. In the 1980s ...more on Wikipedia

Type: Airliner

Manufacturer: Boeing Commercial Airplanes

Accidents: Air Algérie Flight 702P, Aloha Airlines Flight 243, 1996 Croatia USAF CT-43 crash, Pacific Western Airlines Flight 314, Pacific Western Airlines Flight 501, + more

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Boeing 737 Next Generation is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Planes Used By Southwest Airlines
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The Boeing 737 Next Generation, commonly abbreviated as Boeing 737NG, is the name given to the −600/-700/-800/-900 series of the Boeing 737 airliner. It is the third generation derivative of the 737, and follows the 737 Classic series, which began production in the 1980s. They are short- to medium-range, narrow-body jet airliners. Produced since 1996 by Boeing Commercial Airplanes, the 737NG series includes four variants and can seat between 110 to 210 passengers. A total of 5,131 737NG aircraft have been delivered by the end of October 2014, with more than 6,800 ordered. The -700, -800, and -900ER have unfilled orders and are being produced, but orders for -600 and -900 have been filled. ...more on Wikipedia

Type: Airliner

Manufacturer: Boeing Commercial Airplanes

Accidents: Turkish Airlines Flight 1951, China Airlines Flight 120, Southwest Airlines Flight 1248, Kenya Airways Flight 507

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Boeing 737-300

Manufacturer: Boeing Commercial Airplanes

Accidents: Southwest Airlines Flight 1455


Boeing 737-500

Accidents: Aeroflot Flight 821