JetBlue Airways has revealed a refreshed and updated special livery dedicated to the New York Jets. 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 A320 livery on N746JB 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.
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.
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