Awards

The event culminates with the Inflight Awards, which recognise outstanding product or service offerings from suppliers and airlines serving the Middle East or North Africa region. The awards are judged by an independent panel of industry experts, who aim to honour the superb technical creativity produced by the IFEC industry.


2019 Award categories

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1) Inflight airline of the year  (2019 winner: Emirates)
Judged independently by the Inflight team, this award crowns the premier airline based in the Middle East or North Africa region.

2) Commercial airline cabin  (2019 winner: Oman Air)
Rewarding the top recent revolutionary development in cabin interiors. Manufacturers, suppliers or airlines serving the Middle East or North Africa region are eligible to enter this award category.

3) IFE system provider  (2019 winner: Bluebox Aviation)
Recognising the handheld, wireless or embedded IFE system delivering the best experience for passengers. Manufacturers or suppliers serving at least one airline in the Middle East or North Africa region are eligible to enter this award category.

4) Connectivity enablement  (2019 winner: Inmarsat)
Celebrating the connected cabin, this award honours the leading IFC, satellite communication or telemedicine service provider. Suppliers serving at least one airline operating in the Middle East or North Africa are eligible to enter this award category.

5) Airline IFEC experience  (2019 winner: SAUDIA)
Crediting the foremost in-flight entertainment and/or connectivity experience delivered by an airline operating in the Middle East or North Africa. Only airlines are eligible to enter this award category.

6) Content provision  (2019 winner: Global Eagle)
Acknowledging the optimal contribution to content creation, management and/or delivery. Suppliers serving at least one airline operating in the Middle East or North Africa are eligible to enter this award category.

7) Supplier innovation  (2019 winner: TravelWell)
New for 2019, this award will honour the most revolutionary IFEC or cabin technology development over the past 12 months.