APEX announces finalists for airline Passenger Choice Awards

August 13, 2012

Ambiance, APEX

passengerchoice solo APEX announces finalists for airline Passenger Choice AwardsAPEX is proud to announce the finalists for the Passenger Choice Awards as well as the finalists for the best in passenger experience and best achievement in technology for the AVION awards!

 The awards will be distributed at the forthcoming APEX EXPO in Long Beach.

“We’re happy to announce the finalists for this year’s program and even more excited to reveal the winners at the APEX EXPO next month,” said Dominic  Green, senior director of client services for Spafax and chair of the APEX Awards Committee. “The Passenger Choice Awards program really validates the hard work, innovation and level of service each airline brings to the table to elevate the passenger experience.”

Finalists are listed alphabetically:

Best Overall Passenger Experience 
(Up to 50 IFE Equipped in Fleet) 


AIR NEW ZEALAND

KINGFISHER AIRLINES

SRILANKAN AIRLINES

TACA INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES

VIRGIN AMERICA

VIRGIN ATLANTIC

Best Overall Passenger Experience 
(Over 50 IFE Equipped in Fleet) 


AVIANCA

CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS

EMIRATES

GARUDA INDONESIA

SINGAPORE AIRLINES

Best in Region: Africa


ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES

SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS

Best in Region: Americas


AVIANCA

JETBLUE

LAN AIRLINES

TACA INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES

VIRGIN AMERICA

Best in Region: Asia and Australasia


AIR NEW ZEALAND

CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS

KINGFISHER AIRLINES

SINGAPORE AIRLINES

SRILANKAN AIRLINES

Best in Region: Europe


BRITISH AIRWAYS

NORWEGIAN

SWISS INTERNATIONAL AIR LINES

TURKISH AIRLINES

VIRGIN ATLANTIC

Best in Region: Middle East 


EMIRATES

ETIHAD AIRWAYS

GULF AIR

OMAN AIR

QATAR AIRWAYS

Best Inflight Publication


AIR ASTANA

AVIANCA

GARUDA INDONESIA

SOUTHWEST AIRLINES

V AUSTRALIA/VIRGIN AUSTRALIA

VIRGIN AMERICA

Best Inflight Entertainment User Interface


AVIANCA

CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS

EMIRATES

VIRGIN AMERICA

VIRGIN ATLANTIC

Best Inflight Connectivity & Communications


EMIRATES

GULF AIR

NORWEGIAN

OMAN AIR

VIRGIN AMERICA

Best Inflight Video


AIR NEW ZEALAND

KINGFISHER AIRLINES

SRILANKAN AIRLINES

TURKISH AIRLINES

VIRGIN AMERICA

Best Cabin Ambiance


AIR NEW ZEALAND

KINGFISHER AIRLINES

SINGAPORE AIRLINES

VIRGIN AMERICA

VIRGIN ATLANTIC

Best Food & Beverage (in conjunction with the International Flight Services Association)


EMIRATES

SINGAPORE AIRLINES

SRILANKAN AIRLINES LTD.

TURKISH AIRLINES

VIRGIN ATLANTIC

Best Ground Experience


AIR NEW ZEALAND

JET AIRWAYS

KINGFISHER AIRLINES

VIRGIN AMERICA

VIRGIN ATLANTIC

AVION AWARDS: Best in Passenger Experience


American Airlines: Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 for Inflight Entertainment

Brussels Airlines: New Long Haul Cabin

JetBlue Airways: Entertainment Guide

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines: IFE App

Lufthansa Systems: BoardConnect

The IMS Company: EDGE

Virgin America: Virgin Produced

AVION AWARDS: Best Achievement in Technology


Delta Air Lines: Demystifying The Checked Baggage Experience

Panasonic Avionics Corporation: eXTV

Row 44: “Live TV inflight to passengers’ devices”

While voting for the 2012 Passenger Choice Awards campaign ended on 30 June, the 2013 awards cycle kicked off on 1 July. To take the survey, visit www.passengerchoiceawards.com.

To learn more about the awards and about APEX, or to register for the APEX 2012 EXPO, visit www.apex.aero. Stay updated by liking the Passenger Choice Awards on Facebook and by following us on Twitter.

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About Mary Kirby

Editor in Chief - APEX Media Platform | Previously Senior Editor at Flight International where she led the magazine's coverage of in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) and aircraft interiors | Former proprietor of the highly-regarded Runway Girl blog, which focused on the passenger experience | Regularly speaks at industry conferences about airborne communications, ancillary revenue opportunities for airlines and social media | You can connect with Mary on Twitter, LinkedIn

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3 Responses to “APEX announces finalists for airline Passenger Choice Awards”

  1. Wandering Justin Says:

    I’m surprised Asiana isn’t anywhere in there. Too few people flying to Korea, I guess. I’m nuts about that airline.

    Reply

  2. Ernst Breternitz Says:

    Go Avianca!
    Go TACA!
    GO LAN!

    I’m all for Latin America.

    Reply

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