- British Airways and American Airlines feature Betty Buzz and Aviation American Gin as part of their joint New York JFK Terminal 8 Greenwich LoungeTM experience
- It is the first time the beverage brands have come together, creating a one-of-a-kind experience with British Airways and American Airlines in the new Bridge Bar
- Lounge customers can enjoy a variety of non-alcoholic and spirited cocktails
London, UK, 2023-Mar-11 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways and American Airlines are further enhancing the newly renovated Terminal 8 at JFK airport with the unveiling of the first of its kind, Bridge Bar. Featuring a variety of non-alcoholic and spirited cocktails, including Aviation American Gin and Betty Buzz, the premium bar will be part of the Greenwich LoungeTM experience, within the joint premium Lounges offered by the two airline partners.
The new Bridge Bar is designed to celebrate the love of flying and offers customers a place to relax pre-flight, while enjoying delicious cocktails and mocktails. The cocktail menu features a variety of alcohol and non-alcoholic cocktails, including Aviation American Gin which infuses a blend of botanicals and is fronted by actor Ryan Reynolds; and Betty Buzz, a range of non-alcoholic sparkling mixers founded by actress Blake Lively.
Betty Buzz prides itself on using clean ingredients like real juice and no artificial flavours, colours or sweeteners. Menu creations include drinks featuring one of five Betty Buzz flavors such as the tasty ‘Blushing Betty’ and the sparkling ‘Adventure Awaits’. Customers can also enjoy a range of non-alcoholic or spirited Aviation American Gin cocktail creations at their leisure.
Betty Buzz Founder Blake Lively said: “We are thrilled to continue our partnership with the entire British Airways and American Airlines crew, as we celebrate the opening of this beautiful new lounge.”
Calum Laming, British Airways’ Chief Customer Officer, said: “Following our recent investment in our new JFK lounges – Chelsea and Soho – we are excited to unveil a new experience in the Greenwich LoungeTM. With Betty Buzz and Aviation American Gin, we have created the perfect space for customers to relax pre-flight, offering a varied and delicious cocktail selection and flavours to suit every taste.”
The guest journey through the Greenwich LoungeTM experience culminates in the Bridge Bar’s open space that transports select customers to the Golden Age of Travel. The space has been created to offer a rich and sophisticated take on mid-century modern design with a classic 1960’s feel.
“We understand travelers are looking for a customized travel experience that starts on the ground and our joint premium lounges with British Airways give our customers the opportunity to do so,” said Kim Cisek, Vice President of Customer Experience at American Airlines. “The opening of the Bridge Bar and Tasting Room is the latest piece of our premium lounge experience at JFK.”
The Greenwich LoungeTM experience is part of the American Airlines and British Airways joint premium Lounges at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, Terminal 8. The lounge now also features the new Tasting Room, formerly known as the Flagship® First Dining space. It features a soft refresh featuring a high-end tap room, making visitors feel like they are inside a beer tavern. Brooklyn Brewery, the Brooklyn-based leading global independent craft brewer and a pioneer of the American craft beer revolution is the first brand featured in the space. Customers can relax and sip on an array of Brooklyn Brewery products, including beers on draft, and beer flights ahead of their travels. A lighter fare menu is also available to enjoy with their beer pairings including Beer Braised Bratwurst, French Onion Grilled Cheese, and a Beer Float dessert.
The Greenwich LoungeTM experience is accessible to British Airways Club customers, American Airlines customers traveling on Flagship® Business and AAdvantage® members with AAdvantage Platinum® status who are traveling on Flagship® Long Haul International itineraries, and oneworld Sapphire and oneworld Business Class customers.
Notes to Editors
- Aviation American Gin is also available from British Airways’ US and UK lounges and to purchase from the in-flight shop High Life. Betty Buzz is also available across British Airways’ US and UK lounges.
- Aviation American Gin is also available in American Airlines Admirals Club® lounges and for purchase inflight.
- For lounge locations and eligibility, customers can visit BA.com/lounges
About Betty Buzz
Betty Buzz is a refreshing, non-alcoholic, lower calorie mixer made with only clean ingredients that can be mixed with your favourite spirits but tasty enough to fly solo. Betty Buzz comes in five delicious flavours – Tonic Water, Sparkling Grapefruit, Meyer Lemon Club Soda, Sparkling Lemon Lime, and Ginger Beer. The entire range is certified non-GMO.
About Aviation American Gin
Aviation American Gin is one of the world’s highest rated gins (97 points, Wine Enthusiast) and helped establish a new style of American gin – softer and smoother, with juniper in the background and citrus and floral notes in the front – resulting in more balanced cocktails. Created by a unique bartender / distiller partnership, Aviation is batch distilled. For more information on Aviation Gin, visit www.aviationgin.com or follow @aviationgin on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.
About British Airways
As a global airline and the UK’s flag carrier, British Airways has been flying its customers to where they need to be for more than 100 years. The airline connects Britain with the world and the world with Britain, operating one of the most extensive international scheduled airline route networks together with its joint business, codeshare and franchise partners. British Airways flies to destinations in more than 65 countries. Its principal place of business is London, with its main home at Heathrow Terminal 5. In 2021, the airline won six Business Traveller Awards including Best Short-Haul Carrier, Best Airport Lounge, Best Frequent Flyer Programme, Best Travel App and Best New Seat. In September 2021, British Airways launched its sustainability programme, BA Better World, committing to put sustainability at the heart of everything it does and with a clear roadmap to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. British Airways is a founding member of the airline alliance oneworld, which serves around 1,000 destinations across the globe. The latest information on the measures British Airways is taking to ensure its customers have a safe experience when travelling can be found on ba.com. The British Airways press office can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. To book visit BA.com and connect on Facebook @BritishAirways and Instagram @british_airways
About American Airlines Group
To care for people on life’s journey.® Shares of American Airlines Group Inc. trade on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol AAL and the company’s stock is included in the S&P 500. Learn more about what’s happening at American by visiting news.aa.com and connect with American on Twitter @AmericanAir and at Facebook.com/AmericanAirlines.
Source: British Airways