JetBlue Unveils Special Livery Dedicated to Puerto Rico
It's no surprise that JetBlue, the largest carrier at San Juan's Airport (SJU) serving more than a dozen destinations, feels strongly about Puerto Rico. When Hurricane Maria devastated the island just one year ago, the airline set up a care center — essentially a makeshift Costco to distribute essentials to those needing it most.
Now, JetBlue, an airline known for its special liveries, is dedicating a livery to Puerto Rico.
On Sunday, the airline unveiled that special livery, dedicated to "La Isla del Encanto," in San Juan. The A320 aircraft — registration N779JB — is named "Bluericua."
The livery features several elements special to Puerto Rico. First, the shade of blue is the brightest JetBlue's used in its fleet. You'll also see a backdrop of the Puerto Rican skyline near El Morro, where seven kites are being flown, which represent the seven symbols of the island's culture.
Bluericua ferried to SJU on Saturday, and its first revenue flight will depart on Sunday afternoon. But don't expect to see the aircraft flying only on routes to the island. Instead, JetBlue says that it'll fly throughout its network to showcase that Puerto Rico is open for tourism.
As the TPG team found out earlier this year, even after the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico is very much open for business and ready for visitors to head to the island. Check out this post for eight reasons to visit Puerto Rico right now.
All images courtesy of JetBlue.