Boston fans might not have Super Bowl bragging rights this year, but thanks to JetBlue there's no forgetting what this sports town's got. Look to the sky, and you might see a giant Red Sox banner soaring by on the side of its Airbus A320.
Boston-based JetBlue Airways is the official airline sponsor of the iconic New England baseball team, a source of fierce pride. So, it's no surprise that it would be the first plane to officially wear a Major League Baseball uniform.
"There is a lot of excitement around the Red Sox camp as they prepare for what will surely be another great year in baseball." said Marty St. George, JetBlue's senior vice-president of marketing and commercial strategy in a press release. "As the largest carrier in Boston, we're grateful to be a part of the electric energy to have their colors soaring the skies and runways of Boston's Logan."
The airplane is painted gray to match the Red Sox's road uniforms, with the unmistakable dangling red socks on the tail. The aircraft also includes a banner commemorating Fenway Park's 100th anniversary.
Guests on the inaugural flight to Fort Myers, Fla. -- where the Red Sox now hold spring training at JetBlue Park -- were treated to Red Sox hats and jerseys on their seats.
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Photo: Mark Greenberg/JetBlue Airways