JetBlue has shared the tail livery of its new Airbus A321LR aircraft. The low-cost carrier will deploy these “Streamers” on its upcoming services to London from Boston Logan and New York John F. Kennedy next year.
A new chapter
The New York outfit is gearing up for a heavily-anticipated launch to Europe in the third quarter of 2021. To mark the grand occasion, the airline is covering its new planes in fresh coating. The Points Guy shares that all of the tails on the 13 A321LRs that JetBlue has on order will hit the skies with this livery.
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A JetBlue notice to crew members that has been shared with Simple Flying highlights the excitement of the company heading to Europe. Additionally, the message explains the double meaning behind the Streamers name.
“Last year, we placed an order for the long-range and extra long-range versions of the A321LR, aircraft that will allow us to efficiently fly between our East Coast focus cities and Europe and disrupt the overpriced transatlantic premium market, beginning with our London service in 2021.
”And now, the tail of our first LR has been painted at the Airbus production facility in Hamburg, Germany,” JetBlue said, as per the notice.
“The tail’s name, Streamers, has a dual meaning: it’s celebratory (woohoo, we’re crossing the Atlantic!) and also resembles the waves of the ocean and the jet stream that will carry us to Europe. The festive and fun tail is one we’re really proud of and that we can’t wait for you and our Customers to see in person when we take delivery and kick off service next year.”
Ready for the rebound
The airline also said that despite the pandemic, it is progressing with the launch to Europe. It said that there will be a pent-up demand for travel and that passengers will be looking for value.
Furthermore, the carrier said that London is the number one destination that it doesn’t yet fly to from Boston and New York. Altogether, JetBlue feels that as its planes are smaller than the widebodies operated by the legacy carriers that it is competing against, it can better match capacity to demand, which is not expected to return to pre-pandemic levels for a while.
There are undoubtedly many general travelers that are keen to cross the Atlantic but can’t due to strict governmental restrictions. So, by the time some sort of relaxation to policy is in place, JetBlue will be ready for deployment.
What are your thoughts about JetBlue’s new tail livery for its upcoming transatlantic flights? Will you be looking to hop on the airline’s aircraft across the Atlantic Ocean? Let us know what you think in the comment section.