August 29, 2012

We’re Lighting up the New York City Skyline!

Tonight we’re flipping the switch on a newly-constructed sign atop our headquarters in Queens, illuminating the newest addition to New York City’s iconic skyline! We’re proud to be New York’s Hometown Airline™ and to continue to be a part of the exciting growth in the Long Island City community.


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About the sign

In keeping with the iconic Long Island City skyline, JetBlue’s logo features individually cut letters spelling the airline’s name mounted on an open-frame structure and is positioned approximately seven stories above Queens Plaza facing southwest, cementing our commitment to The Empire State. Each letter is individually formed as a steel structure with an acrylic façade. The “j” is the tallest letter measuring 25 feet, four inches. During the day, the sign is blue. At night, sustainable LED light strips illuminate the sign white from within.

The sign was constructed by Going Sign Company of Plainview, New York.

JetBlue and the local Community

We’re involved in the communities that we serve, and Long Island is no exception! We’ve partnered with and sponsored a variety of local organizations and events including:

  • Aviation High School
  • East River Development Alliance
  • LIC Partnership annual Luncheon and Trade Show
  • Long Island City Business development Corporate Executive Breakfast
  • Long Island City Cool Roofs Program
  • Official Airline of the New York Jets
  • NYC Outward Bound
  • Playground construction at the Astoria Variety Boys and Girls Club and Forest Hills-based Forestdale foster care center
  • Socrates Sculpture Center Gala
  • Taste of Long Island City

 JetBlue is New York’s Hometown Airline™

New York has been a part of JetBlue’s story from the beginning. Our airline was founded in New York City in 1998 and first took off from John F. Kennedy International Airport in 2000 to two destinations: Buffalo, New York and Fort Lauderdale, Florida. As JetBlue grew, we introduced competitive fares to our current 56 nonstop destinations from JFK. We’re the largest domestic airline at JFK and the only commercial carrier with headquarters in New York City. We offer service from seven Empire State airports: Buffalo, New York/Kennedy, New York/LaGuardia, Newburgh, Rochester, Syracuse, and Westchester County.

We have more than 4,000 crewmembers who live in the Empire State and 1,500 crewmembers in Queens, a number of whom live in Long Island City and the surrounding areas.

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