New York-based low-cost carrier JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU) said it has revealed an aircraft honoring the New York City Fire Department and the FDNY Foundation called ´Blue Bravest.´
This special aircraft, adorned with the FDNY shield, will join JetBlue´s fleet flying throughout the airline´s network, currently 79 cities and growing.
´Blue Bravest´ joins JetBlue´s partnership aircraft celebrating organisations including the New York Jets, Boston Red Sox and New York State Tourism – I Love New York.
JetBlue said it is the only major airline actually based in New York. As such, the airline is supportive of its hometown firefighters, emergency medical technicians and paramedics.
Over the past three years, JetBlue has donated USD 300,000 in financial support and more than 40 round-trip flights for firefighters to travel to other regions to support their peers in firefighting and related efforts.
The carrier has also provided travel support for firefighters in times of need following Hurricane Katrina, 9/11 and wildfires in California in 2007 and Arizona in 2013, among other events.
JetBlue carries 30m customers a year to 79 cities in the US, Caribbean and Latin America with an average of 750 daily flights.
Find out more at www.jetblue.com.