Delta has announced that its customers can now enjoy new farmer-direct teas, cold-brew coffee, sparkling wine and beer, and snack on an updated selection of treats offered on board the carrier’s flights.

The new products highlight small businesses, suppliers from across the globe, and woman- and LGBTQ+-led brands, building on Delta’s recent efforts to create a people-first and values-led onboard experience.

Delta has recently partnered with businesses such as the first Black-owned distillery in the US, Du Nord Social Spirits, and Imagery Estate Winery, led by award-winning female winemaker Jamie Benziger.

Delta also introduced new premium Delta One amenity kits made by Mexican artisans in partnership with Someone Somewhere. The amenity kits won the IFSA Best Onboard Amenity award on 27 October jointly with Fiji Airways’ Our Ocean, Our Life Kids Activity Pack at the APEX/IFSA EXPO in Long Beach, California.

Just one example of the new beverage offering is tea sourced from around the globe in partnership with purpose-driven and Certified B corporation Thrive Farmers is now offered on board. English Breakfast tea is offered in all cabins, while Delta One customers may also opt for Guizhou Green, Egyptian Chamomile, Pacific Peppermint and malty Earl Grey.

Kristen Manion Taylor, SVP of In-Flight Service at Delta, said: “We’re always listening to what our customers tell us they’d like to see onboard, and we’re giving them more of what they say they’re craving while also making an impact in global communities. Our collaboration with brands like Thrive Farmers builds on our mission to partner with companies who do good in the world by enriching the lives of the people who create their products.”

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