April 27, 2023
APEX Content Market Connected Airlines with the Best and Latest In-Flight Entertainment & Announced Regional Winners of the 2023 APEX Passenger Choice Award for Best Entertainment

ISTANBUL, TURKEY (27 April 2023) – The Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) hosted the airline industry’s top global buyers and distributors at its one-of-a-kind event APEX Content Market in Istanbul, Turkey at the Grand Cevahir Hotel & Convention Center 26-27 April 2023. APEX Content Market is the only industry event exclusively focused on connecting in-flight entertainment content buyers with worldwide content distributors. This marketplace offers an intimate and dynamic environment for all airline content needs such as the best in TV, movies, games, GUIs, apps, and audio content. Airline buyers have the chance to browse the dynamic show floor to get ahead on planning in-flight content for the upcoming year.  

APEX Content Market consisted of two days of networking, conducting business, and building relationships. By bringing together leading airline content buyers and content service providers (CSP) with content distributors from around the globe, APEX Content Market provides an ideal platform for airlines to access and select content in order to continue providing their passengers with the best in-flight entertainment.  

“An event such as this one is so crucial to all players involved as it places the latest in in-flight content to the forefront creating an opportunity for airline buyers to get a close and personal look at what’s in store,” states APEX CEO Dr. Joe Leader. “Even more so, this event allows distributors to have open dialogues and receive invaluable insight as it’s the only place in the world that gathers buyers and sellers under one roof”.  

In addition to the main content marketplace event, APEX also announced the winners of the 2023 Passenger Choice Awards™ in Best Entertainment. The coveted Passenger Choice Awards™, based on passenger feedback gathered through APEX’s partnership with TripIt® from Concur®, honors regional airlines for their achievements in seat comfort, cabin service, food and beverage, in-flight entertainment, Wi-Fi, and as overall carriers.  

2023 Regional Passenger Choice Awards™  

Best Entertainment: Turkish Airlines 
*Turkish Airlines also received the Best Food & Beverage honor 

North America  
Best Entertainment: Air Canada  

Central/Southern Asia  
Best Entertainment: Air Astana  
*Originally presented at FTE Asia   

South Pacific  
Best Entertainment: Qantas 
*Originally presented at FTE Asia  
2023 Global Passenger Choice Awards®  
Best Entertainment: Emirates  
*Originally presented at APEX/IFSA EXPO 
For the full list of multiple industry gatherings APEX hosts around the world, please visit APEX Events. If you’re interested in learning more about APEX, visit apex.aero, sign up for the APEX Daily Experience e-newsletter, or follow APEX on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn


About the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX)  
As a global non-profit and one of the world’s largest international airline associations, APEX advances passenger experience with the backing of nearly every major airline and valued supplier over the past 42 years.  In conjunction with both the International Flight Services Association (IFSA) and Future Travel Experience (FTE), APEX serves the full spectrum of the end-to-end travel experience. APEX reinvests all its resources to serving its members, strengthening the worldwide airline industry, advancing thought-leadership, fostering business opportunities via events, developing global initiatives, setting key airline standards, and highlighting well-deserved recognition across our industry.