The Inflight Awards recognise outstanding IFEC product or service offerings from across the host region. Each award category is judged by an independent panel of industry experts, who aim to honour the superb technical creativity produced by these ever-evolving industry sectors. For the full story on last year’s award winners, click here.

2018 Award nominations

Nominations are now open!

  • Manufacturers, suppliers and airlines serving the Asia-Pacific region are eligible for nominations.
  • The closing date for nominations is Monday 8 October 2018.
  • The winners will be announced at the Inflight Asia-Pacific Awards ceremony on Thursday 8 November 2018.
  • Make sure to take a look at the judging criteria before submitting your nomination below.
Has your organisation had a year to remember? Submit your nomination now to gain the recognition you deserve.

2018 Award categories

1) Inflight airline of the year (2017 winner: Virgin Australia)
Judged independently by the Inflight team, this award crowns the premier airline based in the Asia-Pacific region.

2) Commercial airline cabin (2017 winner: SriLankan Airlines)
Rewarding the operator with the most innovative cabin in the Asia-Pacific region.

3) IFE system provider (2017 winner: Lufthansa Systems)
Recognising the hand-held, wireless or embedded system delivering the most superior experience for the passenger.

4) Connectivity enablement (2017 winner: Inmarsat)
Celebrating the connected cabin, this award honours the leading IFC, satcoms or telemedicine service provider.

5) Airline IFEC experience (2017 winner: Singapore Airlines in collaboration with Travelport Digital)
Crediting the foremost IFE and/or IFC experience delivered by an airline serving the Asia-Pacific region.

6) Content provision (2017 winner: Stellar Entertainment)
Acknowledging the optimal contribution to content creation, management and/or delivery.

7) Supplier innovation (New award category)
New for 2018, this award will honour the most revolutionary IFEC or cabin technology development over the past 12 months.


  • Nominations should outline the organisation’s suitability for the award based on the published judging criteria.
  • Judges award a score out of 10 for each of the five criteria, producing a total score out of 50. All judges’ scores are then averaged to reveal the overall winner.
  • Entries are limited to a 500-word summary for each category.
  • Up to two A4 pages of additional supporting materials – including photos and videos – may be supplied.
  • All supporting materials should be emailed to
  • Files over 10MB should be sent using a suitable file sharing website such as WeTransfer.
  • Organisations can enter multiple categories but must submit a separate entry for each category.
  • The closing date for nominations is Monday 8 October 2018.
  • Shortlisted finalists will be notified by Thursday 25 October 2018.
  • Shortlisted organisations should nominate an appropriate representative to collect the award, if successful.