Red Sox, JetBlue extend partnership

Red Sox, JetBlue extend partnership

Red Sox, JetBlue extend partnership
The Red Sox on Tuesday announced that they have signed an eight-year extension to keep JetBlue Airways as the team's official airline and the official airline of Fenway Park.

JetBlue will also sponsor JetBlue Park, the new Spring Training ballpark for the Red Sox in Lee County, Fla., which is slated to open for next year's Spring Training season.

Red Sox executive vice president and chief operating officer Sam Kennedy and JetBlue's senior vice president of marketing and commercial strategy, Marty St. George, celebrated the announcement on Tuesday with JetBlue crewmembers at the JetBlue ticket counter at Southwest Florida International Airport.

"From the outset, our relationship with JetBlue Airways has been a true partnership based on our shared commitment to the highest levels of customer service," Kennedy said. "The foundation of our work together continues to be in Boston and Fenway Park, but we're thrilled that with today's announcement, it now officially extends not only to our new Spring Training home in Lee County, Fla., but also to our work in the Dominican Republic. This is a great day for Red Sox Nation."

Added St. George: "As the largest carrier in Boston, we are proud to be the official airline of the Red Sox and especially proud to renew our partnership today."

JetBlue is the largest carrier at Boston Logan International Airport, serving 39 destinations, with up to 100 flights daily. As of June 2011, JetBlue will be serving 42 destinations non-stop from Boston.

Doug Miller is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.