Aviation American Gin is flying high after signing a deal with British Airways to serve its gin to passengers.
Customers flying with British Airways between the UK and US, and on all other long-haul routes, can now order Aviation Gin from the inflight menu. Short-haul customers can buy it from the on-board Speedbird café.
To mark the partnership, Aviation Gin’s co-owner Ryan Reynolds released a video spoofing an airline safety demonstration – in-keeping with the brand’s irreverent style.
This deal is the latest step in Aviation Gin and British Airways’ partnership. It follows the opening of the Aviation Gin bar in the airline’s Club Lounge at JFK airport, New York in October 2021.
Gareth Williams, Aviation American Gin international brand director, said: “We’re so excited to get on board with the UK flag carrier British Airways and take Aviation American Gin to new heights – the sky! Through this partnership, we’re keen to enhance each traveller’s experience with a deliciously refreshing Aviation Gin cocktail for flyers to enjoy on journeys near and far, offering an American twist on this quintessentially British drink.”
Tom Stevens, British Airways’ director of brand and customer experience, said: “Offering our customers a premium experience throughout their journey is important to us. Partnering with Aviation American Gin is another great addition to our on-board service. We hope you customers join us in celebrating, with a refreshing gin and tonic.”
Founded in 2006, Aviation American Gin remains a frontrunner on the US craft gin scene. Its botanicals include cardamom, coriander, French lavender, aniseed, sarsaparilla, juniper, and orange peels.
British Airways will be launching a new route to Aviation Gin’s home city of Portland, Oregon on 3 June. Flights will operate five times a week.