Who’s ready to book a flight? We would love to take flight onboard the Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 which is fully decked out in Coco-inspired theming. Read the official press release below with quotes from Lee Unkrich, details about a live concert in the plane, and even watch a video of the plane getting its brilliant decals.
Southwest Airlines Co. celebrates Disney/Pixar’s all-new, big-screen adventure “Coco” in high-flying style this fall with a comprehensive program that includes a Boeing 737-700 aircraft emblazoned with the vibrant “Coco” logo and artwork inspired by the film.
The aircraft will fly among the carrier’s nearly 100 destinations throughout the United States, Mexico, Central America, and Caribbean through the end of 2017. As the largest domestic carrier in the U.S. serving more than 115 million passengers yearly, Southwest Airlines connects People every day to what is important in their lives. With Disney/Pixar’s “Coco,” Southwest connects its Customers to an all-new story that’s both exciting and inspiring.
The film opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 22, 2017.
“Southwest specializes in bringing unique and meaningful moments to our Customers,” said Southwest Airlines Vice President Controller and California Executive Leah Koontz at the aircraft unveiling event in Oakland. “Disney/Pixar’s “Coco” centers on the universal themes of Heart and family, core values we celebrate every day with our Employees and Customers.”
“Coco” is about a boy with big dreams and a strong connection to his family,” says Director Lee Unkrich. “These themes really lend themselves to teaming up with a company like Southwest. And after working for nearly six years to bring this story to life, we were all so excited to see “Coco” on the side of an airplane.”
Customers are encouraged to spot the “Coco” plane and share their photos using #CocoAndSouthwest. Southwest is also giving families the opportunity to enter for a chance to send their family on an adventure of a lifetime by entering the Southwest Family Flyaway sweepstakes between October 1-25, 2017, to win roundtrip air travel for four to Los Angeles; four tickets to the Disney•Pixar “Coco” U.S. premiere and party on November 8, 2017; a two-night stay at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood; and a $1,000 VISA® gift card for travel expenses. To view the full rules and to enter, visit (UPDATED – link removed as it was no longer active).
Additionally, Southwest is sharing the adventures of “Coco” with Customers onboard flights beginning Nov. 1, with the launch of the Disney/Pixar “Coco” OnDemand Channel, featuring complimentary movie clips and trailers to get everyone excited about “Coco” in 3D this Thanksgiving. Be sure to tune in ahead of the film’s Nov. 22 theatrical debut.
Later this fall, the music of “Coco” will come to life onboard the “Coco” aircraft with a Live at 35® inflight concert performance by Anthony Gonzalez, who voices Miguel in the movie. Customers will experience the sounds and culture up-close and in-the-moment as Anthony sings a song from the upcoming film accompanied by a guitarist.
Side note — In case you recognized the music in the promotional video, it is a song called, Eustace by The Hit House and was also used in a recent Coco trailer.
Additionally, Laughing Place was in attendance for the event and broadcast a live Periscope video for the press event. Click here to watch the video.