JetBlue Airways (New York) as we questioned last night, has introduced its latest logojet on Airbus A320-232 N605JB (msn 2368) this morning at Boston’s Logan International Airport. The logojet is dedicated to the Boston Red Sox.
The company issued this statement minutes ago:
“Boston’s largest carrier and Red Sox Official Airline sponsor JetBlue Airways today unveiled a custom, Red Sox themed paint scheme on its Airbus A320 at Boston’s Logan International Airport. The newly branded aircraft, the first plane to officially tote a Major League Baseball uniform, was revealed by JetBlue’s Senior Vice President of Marketing and Commercial Strategy Marty St. George, Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino, and Red Sox President/CEO Larry Lucchino, together with Red Sox EVP/COO Sam Kennedy, Red Sox Manager Bobby Valentine, team mascot Wally the Green Monster, and hundreds of JetBlue crewmembers.
The special Airbus A320 traded its signature blue branding for a gray paint scheme inspired by the classic Red Sox road uniforms complete with blue wing tips and a gray tail featuring the team’s iconic dangling red socks. The aircraft also includes a banner commemorating Fenway Park’s 100th anniversary alongside the JetBlue and Red Sox logos.
The aircraft officially enters service today with its first flight heading to Fort Myers. Customers on that maiden flight were surprised with Red Sox hats and jerseys on their seats.
JetBlue has been the Official Airline of the Boston Red Sox since 2008. Last year, the airline announced an eight-year extension as the team’s Official Airline and the Official Airline of Fenway Park. The centerpiece of the partnership is JetBlue Park, the team’s new Spring Training facility in Lee County, FL, to be opened later this month. JetBlue also announced the creation of a new program that will provide Spring Training game tickets to Lee County, FL non-profit groups.
As part of the extension, JetBlue is also a Fenway Park Preservation Partner, making it one of a select group of organizations that will play a key role in helping the Club celebrate its 100th anniversary. JetBlue also sponsors Lindos Suenos, the Red Sox’ youth volunteer exchange program in the Dominican Republic, which connects students from Boston and Santo Domingo on community development projects and mentoring.
JetBlue is the largest carrier at Boston Logan International Airport, serving 44 destinations with up to 100 daily flights. Customers traveling through Boston from most destinations may also take advantage of convenient connecting service operated by JetBlue’s marketing partner, Cape Air, to fly onward to some of New England’s most beautiful destinations including Hyannis, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, and Provincetown, Mass., and Rutland/Killington, VT.”
Editor note: While JetBlue is the official airline of the Boston Red Sox (and they pay for this title), the Red Sox ironically pay Delta Air Lines to fly the team to the games.
Top Copyright Photo: JetBlue Airways/PRNewsWire.
JetBlue’s routes from BOS:
Bottom Copyright Photo: N605JB pushes back from the gate at BOS bound for Fort Myers in Florida.