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In the news release, Passenger Choice Awards Finalists Announced for 2013, issued
Passenger Choice Awards Finalists Announced for 2013
Winners to be Named at APEX/IFSA EXPO in
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 (TM) 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.
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.
Chris Peterson, Communications Specialist, APEX
SOURCE Airline Passenger Experience Association