JetBlue Reveals Transatlantic Tail Design

The New York-based carrier unveiled the new tail for the first aircraft it intends to use to begin London services next year 

JetBlue has uncovered the tail paint scheme design for the maiden aircraft it plans to use for its upcoming transatlantic operations. 

The jet – an Airbus A321LR – features a blue three-shade undulating scheme on the vertical stabiliser which is thought to be a nod towards the sea crossing it will be making. 

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JetBlue officially announced its plans to operate transatlantic services in April 2019. JetBlue

In a tweet, the airline said: “Color us excited! The rollout of our London service next year just got real with this sneak peek at our first new pond hopping A321LR. The tailfin pattern is aptly named Streamers—as in jetstream and as in let’s jet the party started!” 

The 21-year-old firm announced in April last year that it would begin services from New York and Boston to London in 2021. 

Speaking in August, Robin Hayes, the airline’s CEO said the launch would be later in 2021 “than we originally thought”. 

The move will be the company’s first foray into Europe – it currently operates flights throughout the US, Caribbean, and South America. 

It’s not yet known which London airport will handle the new services. The carrier’s boss said details of schedules will be revealed around three months before flights begin.