Onboard Hospitality Awards 2020 finalists announced

February 12, 2020

We are pleased to announce this year’s finalists!

Now in its sixth year, these Awards are firmly-established as THE awards for the onboard hospitality sector. Our announcement of the winners in Hamburg has become a landmark moment each year, on the eve of WTCE. These are YOUR awards and we are proud to make them happen for you.


View the full 2019 winners press release and judges comments here

New Cabin Concept Award for 2020:

This prestigious new award for airlines to enter, will recognise cabin-wide innovations created by multiple touchpoints, coming together to support a new and specific vision for the cabin.

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Who judges?

Our judging process is the best in the business and comprises our readers and a highly-respected judging panel of industry professionals.

Onboard Hospitality is read by over 15,500+ international buyers and suppliers of onboard hospitality – all experts in their field. Online voting allows them to help select the finalists. Our judges also review all the products and services entered and the combined result of both the readers and the experts forms the short-list.

Our judging panel is a group of distinguished experts with over 350 years of inflight experience between them, chaired by Onboard Hospitality’s former editor, Jo Austin. All finalists are personally examined and assessed by the panel during a full day of assessment, and together make the final decision on the winners in each category.

Online voting begins mid December. Finalists are announced in February. Winners will be announced on March 30. Entries all enjoy exposure on our website throughout the voting period as well as through our social media and within the magazine. Winners appear in our prestigious annual Winners Supplement and are promoted through the year in our features and newsletters.

The judging criteria

Meet the judging panel

Awards event

Finalists will be invited to attend a free awards presentation in Hamburg to hear from our judges who has won and why.

This could be you! View photos from the 2019 awards night here


All those who enter the 2020 Onboard Hospitality Awards are also eligible to receive one of two Onboard Hospitality Mentoring Grants which includes support for those building business in this sector, media exposure and recognition for those already developing new talent. Learn more about these grants and the Onboard Mentoring Network