Delta Airlines offers canned wine on flights
Delta Airlines is offering wine in a can as it aims to reduce single use plastic on flights.
Two new aluminium-canned wines will be offered from Imagery Estate Winery, a Sonoma winery led by award-winning winemaker Jamie Benzige.
Delta started offering Imagery’s Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay onboard on select domestic flights last month, and will expand to all US domestic flights later this year.
In 2019, Benzige was named Best Winemaker at the International Women’s Wine Competition and named to Wine Enthusiast’s 40 Under 40 list.
Imagery’s wines are also sustainably grown, as certified by the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance.
Single-use plastic consumption on Delta flights will be reduced by around 4.9 million pounds per year, the airline said, and is the weight of 1,500 standard-size cards.
“Delta has always put people at the centre of everything we do,” said Amelia DeLuca, V.P. of Sustainability.
“It’s this people-first focus that led Delta to source new products onboard that reduce waste, bolster diverse suppliers and build communities.
“We want to protect our planet and the people on it, and the products we provide onboard are the latest way we’re living out this commitment.”
“Decisions we make on every aspect of our product are opportunities to make good on two core promises: to deliver exceptional customer experiences and build a better future for people and our planet,” said Allison Ausband, E.V.P. and Chief Customer Experience Officer.
“These latest additions deliver something unique to our customers, reduce our environmental impact and enable job creation for the communities we serve around the world.”