JetBlue Airways has turned its usually all-blue livery green on an Airbus A320 specially painted in the colors of the New York Jets NFL team and unveiled on October 15 at JetBlue’s Hangar 81 at New York John F. Kennedy International Airport.
The newly branded aircraft was revealed by JetBlue Airways CEO Dave Barger and NY Jets Chairman and CEO Woody Johnson, together with Curtis Martin, Emerson Boozer and other Jets alumni players, the Jets Flight Crew and hundreds of the airline’s employees.
In further support of the Jets, if the team wins Super Bowl XLV in Dallas, JetBlue and MasterCard have pledged to refund select one-way and roundtrip flight purchases made online at www.jetblue.com using a MasterCard card. For more information visit www.jetblue.com/jets.
“We play in the same backyard, with New York as our home turf. We have diverse, loyal fans that expect more of us than the other guys and we deliver on our brand promise,” says Barger. “We couldn’t think of a better way to solidify this bond, as the largest domestic airline at JFK Airport and the official airline partner of the NY Jets than to combine our brands in a unique and integrated way by turning our classic livery from blue to green. When the Jets win the Super Bowl this February, we look forward to partnering with MasterCard and rewarding our New York-area customers with our special MasterCard promotion.”
Designed by T.J. McCormick, JetBlue’s general manager of brand design, the Airbus A320 changes blue for green, featuring a green belly, green wing tips and a green tail, with large green ‘JETS’ lettering across the fuselage and a football helmet towards the rear of the aircraft.
In place of a characteristic ‘blue’ name featured under the cockpit of each aircraft, this A320 features the airline’s co-branded trademark with New York State’s tourism campaign and logo, ‘I LOVE NEW YORK’, marking the carrier’s status as the official hometown airline of New York.