The Red Sox have named JetBlue airlines as their official carrier:
JetBlue Airways Corporation, Boston’s leading value airline offering more destinations than any other carrier at Logan International Airport, is proud to announce a multi-year partnership with one of the charter teams in the American League of Professional Baseball, becoming the Official Airline of the Boston Red Sox and partner of Fenway Park. Red Sox Executive Vice President/General Manager Theo Epstein, Red Sox Manager Terry Francona and JetBlue’s CEO Dave Barger along with Wally the Green Monster celebrated the announcement today with hundreds of JetBlue crewmembers and fans of Red Sox Nation at Logan International Airport.
Ridiculously wordy press releases notwithstanding, this is probably a smart move by both parties. JetBlue is probably the best brand in domestic air travel. The Red Sox are probably the best brand in baseball. Unlike a lot of these kinds of corporate partnerships, I can imagine this arrangement actually helping the businesses of both the Sox and JetBlue.
Bonus: JetBlue crew members can help the team deal with the always-critical Boston media whenever they get out of line.