Hainan Airlines had been the first airline in China to operate the next generation series 737-800 and given that they began to colour their older series 300s with special schemes it is no surprise that they also chose the newer 800s to gain some colour.
For part 1 in this series see: Hainan Specials Pt1: Floral 300s
The smaller series 300s all acquired floral special schemes but the 737-800s would gain a more diverse range of liveries. Five aircraft were painted (I only own four as models). Two received flowery schemes but the other three got more scenic liveries illustrative of habitats and holidays.
B-2646 was the fourth 737-800 delivered and received a blue Orchid scheme:
B-2637, the second 737-800, gained a scheme named "Beauty of the Nation" using the national flower of China the Peony:
B-2638, the third 737-800, wore a scheme named “Melody of Coconut of the Sea”. Hainan province is known for its coconut palms and clear waters apparently:
B-2647, the fifth 737-800, wore a scheme named “Convivial Surf”, once again representing an aspect of Hainan Island:
The last special scheme was worn by B-2652 delivered in 2000. She wore an agricultural style scheme named "Fragrant Golden Ear" featuring corn and birds:
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