JetBlue to Salute Healthcare Workers With Low Altitude Flyover
JetBlue said it will salute healthcare workers and first responders in the Big Apple with a low altitude flyover on Thursday, May 7 at 7 p.m. ET.
The airline said in a statement that it’ll take to the skies with a three aircraft, low altitude flyover salute. The flyover will include the airline’s three New York-themed special liveries honoring the Fire Department of New York (FDNY), New York Police Department (NYPD) and all who live in and love New York (I LOVE NY/Empire State Development).
Every night, New Yorkers take to the streets at 7 p.m. to applaud the efforts of healthcare and essential workers near and far. Thursday, JetBlue will take the Clap Because We Care movement to new heights by flying its three New York-themed liveries at a low altitude over the Big Apple during the evening clap. The aircraft, I Heart Blue York, co-branded in partnership with Empire State Development with the I LOVE NY; Blue Finest, dedicated to the New York Police Department; and Blue Bravest, honoring the Fire Department of New York, will make an appearance over New York City between 7-8 p.m.
The flyover is being operated at no cost to JetBlue. The airline thanks its partners at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, JetBlue Air Line Pilots Association, CarbonFund.org and a fuel provider. JetBlue also thanks NYC Emergency Management, as well as the Federal Aviation Administration for their incredible logistics support to make these flights happen, on top of all of their support of JetBlue during this pandemic.