PAX readers honor innovation

 

Twenty-five airlines, caterers and suppliers were honored last evening at the Radisson Blu in Hamburg

Hamburg – Airlines, caterers and product suppliers from around the world gathered the Paris Room of the Radisson Blu Hotel Wednesday evening as the readers of PAX International honored their efforts of the past year.

Visitors were filled in on a brief history of PAX International, which, this spring notes its 20th anniversary in publication.

This is the third year that PAX International has held its Readership Awards in Hamburg. In an expanded program, 25 winners from airlines, airline caterers and suppliers of seating, inflight entertainment and amenity items received the honors. The winners were picked through an online balloting process from the magazine’s website.

“The readership awards celebrates the achievements within our industry,” said PAX International Publisher Aijaz Khan.

This year, PAX International also awarded honors for Best Inflight Duty Free Program for two airlines, Outstanding IFE and Connectivity and Best Cabin Interior Passenger Experience Enhancement. Several suppliers of amenity kits were also honored.

During the evening event, PAX International Editor in Chief Rick Lundstrom noted not only the awards, but also significant achievements by the winners in the past year.

“I also urge everyone attending to take part next year in our readership awards.”said PAX International Editor-in-Chief Rick Lundstrom. “All the information you need can be found on the magazine’s website.”

PAX International has been covering the cabin services industry since 1997 with print issues, electronic newsletters and a regularly updated website. The publication first hosted the Readership Awards in Bahrain in 2005.

The following are the winners from each category and region:

Americas

Outstanding Food Service by

a Carrier (Two Winners)                                    

Aeromexico and Copa Airlines

Airline Caterer of the Year                                 

Flying Food Group

 

Asia

Outstanding Food Service

by a Carrier (Two Winners)                             

Korean Air and China Southern Airlines

Airline Caterer of the Year                                

dnata Singapore

Best Inflight Duty Free Program                        

Korean Air

 

Europe

Outstanding Food Service by a Carrier             

Austrian Airlines       

Airline Caterer of the Year                                

LSG Sky Chefs

Best Inflight Duty Free Program                       

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

 

Africa

Outstanding Food Service by a Carrier             

Ethiopian Airlines      

 

Middle East

Outstanding Food Service by a Carrier            

Saudi Arabian Airlines

Airline Caterer of the Year                                

Emirates Flight Catering       

Best Inflight Duty Free Program                       

Oman Air

 

Best New IFE and Connectivity                         

digEcor’s Glide System

 

Best Cabin Interior Passenger                         

Experience Enhancement

STG Aerospace  

 

Best Seating                                                    

Acro Aircraft Seating

 

Amenity Supplier Awards

Americas

Best First/Business Class Americas                

FORMIA for AeroMexico and WESSCO International for Copa Airlines

 

Asia

Best First/Business Class                                 

Harmony/gategroup for Singapore Airlines and WESSCO International for Garuda Indonesia

 

Europe

Best First/Business Class                               

SPIRIANT for Lufthansa German Airlines

Best Economy Class                                    

skysupply for Lufthansa German Airlines

 

Middle East

Best First/Business Class  

Galileo Watermark for Kuwait Airways

Best Economy Class                             

FORMIA for Qatar Airways