JetBlue has rolled out its latest specialty aircraft, an Airbus A320 painted in the colors of the Brooklyn Nets NBA pro basketball franchise.
JetBlue unveiled the jet, dubbed ‘BK Blue,” at a Thursday event at New York’s JFK Airport where the carrier announced it has renewed a partnership to remain the “Official Domestic Airline” of the Brooklyn Nets and the Barclays Center arena where the team plays. That pact has been extended for another five years.
“Straying from the airline’s traditional blue paint scheme, this all black and white aircraft includes the Brooklyn Nets logo on the tail, the silhouette of the Brooklyn Bridge and Barclays Center on the fuselage, and the phrase ‘Spread Love’ on the underbelly,” JetBlue says in a statement accompanying the unveiling.
JetBlue has rolled out a number of special aircraft “liveries” – or paint schemes – in recent years.
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A number of those have been sports-related, including ones painted in the colors of the New York Jets pro football team, the Boston Celtics NBA team and the Boston Red Sox pro baseball franchise. Not coincidentally, New York JFK and Boston are JetBlue’s two busiest hubs.
Other special paint schemes for JetBlue during the past few years have included ones that pay homage to the New York City Fire and Police departments, the “binary code” computer language and one designed in an imaginary retro livery.
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