APEX Passenger Choice Awards: Ethiopian Airlines wins Best in Region -Africa Award

Nigusu Worku Wordofa, Ethiopian Airlines North America Area Manager (right) receiving the award (credit: Ethiopian Airlines)
Nigusu Worku Wordofa, Ethiopian Airlines North America Area Manager (right) receiving the award (credit: Ethiopian Airlines)

Portland, OregonEthiopian Airlines won Best in Region – Africa Award for the third year in a row when the Passenger Choice Awards was announced here at the APEX Expo.

Ethiopian stood to be the most winning airline, nominated in eight categories but it was Emirates that stole the show, sweeping seven awards and nabbing a trophy for each category it was nominated in.

And the Winners Are:

Best Overall Passenger Experience
> Emirates

Best in Region: Africa
> Ethiopian Airlines

Best in Region: Americas
> Virgin America

Best in Region: Asia and Australia
> Korean Airlines

Best in Region: Europe
> Norwegian 

Best in Region: Middle East
> Emirates

John White Publication Award
> Norwegian

Best IFE User Interface
> Emirates

Best In-Flight Connectivity and Communications
> Emirates

Best In-Flight Video
> Virgin America

Best Cabin Ambience
> Emirates

Best Food and Beverage (with IFSA)
> Emirates

Best Ground Experience
> Emirates

HONORARY AWARDS 

Lifetime Achievement

Presented to an individual whose long-term efforts, dedication and sustained commitment have supported the organization.

> Rick Warren

Outstanding Contribution

Awarded to individuals whose contributions, innovations and leadership has generated a significant improvement to the overall passenger experience.

> Mary Kirby, Runway Girl Network
> Steve Harvey, Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE)

Best Achievement in Technology
> Gogo’s 2Ku Technology

Best Achievement in Passenger Experience
> El Al Israel Airlines – “Cockpit” High-Tech Innovation Hub

Passenger Choice Awards

Source: APEX AERO

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