Passenger Choice Awards Finalists Announced for 2013 Winners to be Named at APEX/IFSA EXPO in Anaheim

NEW YORK, Aug. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The passengers have spoken! The 2012-2013 cycle of the Passenger Choice Awards officially ended in June, and the finalists have been named. The winners will be honored at the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) Awards Ceremony, 9 September in Anaheim, California, USA.

The Passenger Choice Awards comprise 13 individual categories and were created to give the flying public a voice in the passenger experience. The survey is open year-round at www.passengerchoiceawards.com, and passengers are encouraged to vote every time they fly.

"For anyone in the airline industry, this is an exciting time of year. We're very excited to reveal the winners of the Passenger Choice Awards next month at the Awards Ceremony in Anaheim," said Dominic Green, Senior Director, Content Business for Thales and chair of the APEX Awards Task Force. "This program is not just about the past year of hard work done by airlines to improve the passenger experience; it's about showing how airlines are constantly working to raise the bar. It's something to be very proud of."

In addition to the Passenger Choice Awards, the APEX Awards Ceremony will recognize industry innovation and contribution to the industry as part of the Avion Awards.

 

Passenger Choice Award Finalists are listed alphabetically:

Best Overall Passenger Experience


EMIRATES           


ETIHAD AIRWAYS


GARUDA INDONESIA     


VIRGIN AMERICA            


VIRGIN ATLANTIC




Best in Region: Africa


AIR MAURITIUS


ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES


KENYA AIRWAYS


SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS




Best in Region: Americas


AIR TRANSAT


AVIANCA


DELTA AIR LINES


JETBLUE


VIRGIN AMERICA




Best in Region: Asia and Australasia


AIR NEW ZEALAND


CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS


GARUDA INDONESIA


SINGAPORE AIRLINES


PIA


QANTAS AIRWAYS




Best in Region: Europe


NORWEGIAN AIR SHUTTLE


SWISS INTERNATIONAL AIR LINES


TAP PORTUGAL


TURKISH AIRLINES


VIRGIN ATLANTIC




Best in Region: Middle East 


EMIRATES


ETIHAD AIRWAYS


GULF AIR


QATAR AIRWAYS


ROYAL JORDANIAN AIRLINES




Best Inflight Publication


AVIANCA


GARUDA INDONESIA


GULF AIR


ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES


TACA INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES




Best IFE User Interface


EMIRATES


ETIHAD AIRWAYS


ROYAL JORDANIAN AIRLINES


VIRGIN AMERICA


VIRGIN ATLANTIC




Best Inflight Connectivity & Communications


EMIRATES


NORWEGIAN AIR SHUTTLE


OMAN AIR


PIA


VIRGIN AMERICA




Best Inflight Video


AIR NEW ZEALAND


EMIRATES


EVA


TAP PORTUGAL


VIRGIN AMERICA




Best Cabin Ambiance


AIR TRANSAT


EMIRATES


SINGAPORE AIRLINES


SWISS


VIRGIN AMERICA




Best Food & Beverage (in conjunction with the International Flight Services Association)


EMIRATES


ETIHAD AIRWAYS


SINGAPORE


SWISS


TURKISH AIRLINES




Best Ground Experience


AVIANCA


DELTA AIR LINES


EL AL ISRAEL AIRLINES


GARUDA INDONESIA


VIRGIN AMERICA


 

The Avion Awards Finalists are listed alphabetically:

Avion Awards: Best Achievement in Passenger Experience (onsite judging)

American Airlines: Customized GUI

Delta Air Lines: The Sky DeckSM

EL AL: Vacation Planner

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines: GUI Revamp

Virgin America: Red 2.2


Avion Awards: Best Achievement in Technology

AKQU: Fly Delta App for iPad

Lumexis Corporation: FTTS Second Screen ™

SmartTray International, LLC: SmartTrayX

Thales Avionics: Eye Tracking Hand Gesture Control IFE System

While voting for the 2013 Passenger Choice Awards campaign ended on 30 June, the 2014 awards cycle is now underway.  To take the survey, visit www.passengerchoiceawards.com

To learn more about the awards and about APEX, visit www.apex.aero. Stay updated by liking the Passenger Choice Awards on Facebook and by following us on Twitter.

About the Passenger Choice Awards 

The Passenger Choice Awards were created to give voice to airline passengers. For an opportunity to "Choose Who's in First," for 2014, visit www.passengerchoiceawards.com to vote and be sure to visit the Passenger Choice Awards fan pages on Facebook and Twitter.

Contact:

Chris Peterson, Communications Specialist, APEX
cpeterson@kellencompany.com
+1-678-303-2968

 

SOURCE Airline Passenger Experience Association



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