British Airways to offer Aviation American Gin onboard

British Airways and Aviation American Gin have announced a new partnership with the Aviation American Gin launching on board.

The announcement comes as British Airways is set to launch a new route to Portland, Oregon on June 3. Flights will operate five times a week – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. This route will also open up a whole variety of connections for holidaymakers to explore the West coast of America.

Customers flying across the pond and all other long-haul routes will be offered the tipple from the in-flight menu, while short-haul customers will be able to buy it from the on-board Speedbird cafe. The partnership builds on the opening of a brand-new area – the Aviation Gin bar in the airline’s Club Lounge in JFK airport in October 2021.

Founded in Portland in 2006, Aviation American Gin is infused with a blend of botanicals – cardamom, coriander, French lavender, anise seed, sarsaparilla, juniper, and two kinds of orange peel to create a refined gin.

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 our customers join us in celebrating, with a refreshing gin and tonic,’ Gareth Williams, International Brand Director at Aviation American Gin 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!’

Aviation American Gin is also available from British Airways’ US and UK lounges and to purchase from the in-flight shop High Life. 50ml Aviation American Gin is available from the Speedbird cafe priced at £6.