JetBlue (Nasdaq:JBLU), New York´s Hometown AirlineÂ® and the largest airline in Puerto Rico, in partnership with Atlas Air Worldwide (Nasdaq: AAWW), has transported more than 110 tons of much needed supplies to Puerto Rico to aid in relief and recovery efforts, the company said.
JetBlue previously outlined its 100x35JetBlue commitment to launch 35 initiatives over 100 days – and beyond to support the immediate needs of crewmembers, customers, and communities in Puerto Rico. As part of this initiative, JetBlue has collected generous donations from a variety of like-minded organizations including Food Bank For New York City, American Red Cross and the Afya Foundation.
Atlas Air donated and operated a 747 cargo aircraft to get supplies from New York to San Juan. JetBlue is supporting with the logistics and the intake and hand off of donated supplies in Puerto Rico.
More than 220,000 lbs. (110 tons) of donations were collected through several organizations that have the ability to distribute the supplies throughout Puerto Rico. JetBlue, Atlas Air and New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo rallied their networks to provide support.
JetBlue is New York´s Hometown AirlineÂ® and a carrier in Boston, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Los Angeles (Long Beach), Orlando, and San Juan. JetBlue carries more than 38 million customers a year to 101 cities in the US, Caribbean, and Latin America, with an average of 1,000 daily flights. For more information, please visit jetblue.com.
Atlas Air Worldwide, headquartered in Purchase, New York, is a global provider of outsourced aircraft and aviation operating services. It is the parent company of Atlas Air, Inc., Southern Air Holdings, Inc. and Titan Aviation Holdings, Inc., and is the majority shareholder of Polar Air Cargo Worldwide, Inc.