Unveiled in 2009, the “Spirit of Alaska Statehood” was painted with a Sitka high school student’s winning design to celebrate 50 years of Alaska statehood. The unique livery on a Boeing 737-400 aircraft was created by 16-year-old Hannah Hamberg. It features a musher and sled dog, state ferry, Native Alaskan canoe, bear and whale, along with the statement, “We’re all pulling together.” Hamberg’s design was selected from among thousands of submissions by students across Alaska in a statewide “Paint the Plane” contest.
Alaska Airlines unveiled the “Salmon-Thirty-Salmon” in 2005 to celebrate its commitment to shipping seafood from Alaska to the Lower 48 and to promote the consumption of wild Alaska seafood.
When Southwest Airlines wanted to represent California on an airplane, it painted a big bear. Well, they didn’t paint a picture of a reclining Abraham Lincoln, which was my first thought. They instead painted an eagle with a shield.link
Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 at San Diego with a Disney theme, supporting the Make-a-Wish Foundation. This aircraft was delivered new to Alaska Airlines in 1998.
Southwest Airplane. Its A Boeing 737 with a gigantic painting of swimsuit model and Leonardo DeCaprio’s longtime girlfriend, Bar Refaeli. It’s all part of a promotional deal with Sports Illustrated magazine to promote their swimsuit issue.