AirTran Airways has unveiled a custom-painted, one-of-a-kind Boeing 717 honoring the airline's partnership with National Football League team the Indianapolis Colts.

AirTran Airways has unveiled a custom-painted, one-of-a-kind Boeing 717 honoring the airline’s partnership with National Football League team the Indianapolis Colts.

Members of the Indianapolis Colts offensive line were on hand to reveal the plane, which will be seen by millions of people as it serves cities on AirTran Airways’ route network of more than 60 destinations.


To celebrate the unveiling of the special aircraft and to benefit the community, the team mascot ‘Blue’ and the Colts cheerleaders demonstrated their strength by pulling the 120,000 pound aircraft more than 20 feet for charity. The airline acknowledged this successful attempt with a $10,000 donation to the D.R.E.A.M. Foundation and AlIie & Friends.

AirTran Airways unveiled this theme-liveried 'Colts 1' Boeing 717, painted in honor of the Indianapolis Colts NFL sports team, on November 10, 2009

AirTran Airways unveiled this theme-liveried 'Colts 1' Boeing 717, painted in honor of the Indianapolis Colts NFL sports team, on November 10, 2009

“The Colts Organization is thrilled with the relationship that we have with AirTran Airways. The commitment by AirTran Airways to create the ‘Colts-themed plane’ Colts 1 is very exciting and a humbling tribute to our partnership and fans,” says Tom Zupancic, Indianapolis Colts’ senior vice president of sales and marketing.

This is the third of a special series of sports-team-liveried AirTran Airways aircraft. On October 13, AirTran unveiled Falcons 1 in Atlanta and on October 27 the airline unveiled Ravens 1 in Baltimore.