JetBlue (NASDAQ:JBLU) has revealed a refreshed and updated special livery dedicated to the New York Jets, the company said.
In 2009, JetBlue was named the Official Airline of the New York Jets. A year later, the airline reaffirmed that commitment with an aircraft dedicated to the team. “JetGreen” was originally revealed in 2010 and became the first sports themed aircraft to join JetBlue´s growing fleet.
The updated Airbus 320 livery was revealed at a tailgate-themed event at JetBlue´s Hangar at New York´s JFK International Airport.
To celebrate the kick-off of the Jets´ football season and this new plane, team executives were joined by Jets Cornerback Buster Skrine and Running Back Bilal Powell and former Jets player Joe Klecko. Jets Flight Crew Cheerleaders were also on-hand to meet Jets season ticket holders, JetBlue crewmembers and customers and players and coaches from a local youth football team.
In addition to revealing the new Jets-themed aircraft, JetBlue surprised the Harlem Jets youth football team with a USD 10,000 donation to continue providing services to the city´s youngest football players. The Harlem Jets are committed to helping young people reach their full potential through participation in competitive team sports and academic enrichment.
The original “JetGreen” paint scheme interchanged JetBlue´s traditional blue for green and featured a green belly, wing tips and tail, with a football helmet towards the rear of the aircraft. Designed to represent the passion and dedication of true New York football fans and with the rallying call to Play Like a Jet, the new scheme features a full green aircraft and more prominent Jets branding. It also includes the airline´s co-branded trademark with New York State´s iconic tourism campaign and logo, I LOVE NEW YORK, solidifying JetBlue´s status as the official hometown airline of New York.
JetBlue is New York´s Hometown Airline, 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 visit jetblue.com.