APEX announces the winners of the 2023 Passenger Choice Awards™ in Best Entertainment


April 26-27th saw APEX hosting the airline industry’s top global buyers and distributors at a one-of-a-kind event – APEX Content Market in Istanbul.

APEX Content Market is the only industry event exclusively focused on connecting in-flight entertainment content buyers with worldwide content distributors. The venue was the Cevahir Hotel & Convention Center.

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”.  

2023 Passenger Choice Awards

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 
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