October 27, 2022

Airlines and Supplier Partners Honored by Peers for Implementation of New Programs

Long Beach, CA. USA – Members of APEX (the Airline Passenger Experience Association and the IFSA (International Flight Services Association) celebrated their peers by recognizing specific, innovative and new achievements successfully implemented in the past year. APEX/IFSA Award winners in each category are determined by nearly 30 APEX  and IFSA members in the first round in order to select three finalists. Then, a live panel composed of industry and media judges conduct the final round at APEX/IFSA EXPO.

The honors were announced during the APEX/IFSA Awards Ceremony, which took place during APEX/IFSA EXPO, sponsored in part by cinesend, gategroup, Smize Cream and Thales


Best Inflight Connectivity Innovation

  • Astronics CSC: Cabin AXe Wireless Access Point

Best Inflight Entertainment Innovation

  • Burrana: RISE Power

Best Marketing Innovation

  • Thales Avionics and Diehl Aerospace: ICEE – In Cabin Experience Enhancer


Best Cabin Innovation

  • Finnair: Elevated Long-Haul Experience

Best Product or Service

  • Virgin Atlantic: The Booth


Best Inflight Food or Beverage

  • Thales Avionics and JetBlue: Customizable Meal Ordering

Best Onboard Amenity (Tie)

  • Delta Air Lines: Someone Somewhere Amenity Kit Partnership
  • Fiji Airways: Our Ocean, Our Life Kids Activity Pack

“The APEX/IFSA Awards represent the member community coming together to recognize successes and advancements our members have made over the last year to benefit the industry,” said Lauren Costello, APEX/IFSA Executive Director. “The commitment by this year’s honorees to enhancing the passenger experience was evident in their state-of-the-art approaches to these award-winning programs.”

Other awards given out during the APEX/IFSA Awards Ceremony include the APEX Official Airline Ratings™ and Passenger Choice Awards® and APEX World Class.

For more information about and photos of all the awards given out during the APEX/IFSA Award Ceremony, please visit apex.aero, follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram, and sign up for the APEX Daily Experience e-newsletter.


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 of 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.

For more information about APEX, please visit apex.aero, sign up for the APEX Daily Experience e-newsletter, or follow APEX on TwitterFacebookInstagram and LinkedIn.

About the International Flight Services Association (IFSA)

The International Flight Services Association (IFSA) is a global professional association serving the needs and interests of airline and railway personnel, caterers and suppliers who provide onboard services on regularly scheduled travel routes. Under the umbrella of APEX (Airline Passenger Experience Association) serving every major airline in the world, IFSA is dedicated to the advancement of the art and science of the multi- billion dollar inflight and railway onboard service industry.

For more information about IFSA, please visit ifsa.apex.aero, or follow IFSA on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.