June 25, 2024

Cabin Concept of the Year reaches new heights in 2024 with three new categories

Entries close February 28 2024.

The Cabin Concept of the Year 2024 Award has opened for entries with three new categories for 2024.

Airlines can now choose to enter the Full-Service Airline Cabin Concept of the Year, Low-Cost Airline Cabin Concept of the Year, and the Private Jet Cabin Concept of the Year.

Now in its fourth year, the Cabin Concept of the Year Award – part of the Onboard Hospitality Awards – has quickly gained recognition as one of the most prestigious awards an airline can win for its inflight service.

The 2024 winner will follow in the footsteps of previous winners including Air New Zealand and Finnair.

“Our Cabin Concept of the Year category goes from strength to strength having only been launched before the world stood still for two years!” said Craig McQuinn, Associate Publisher of Onboard Hospitality Magazine.

“Big-ticket innovative projects including rolling out new cabins do not stall come what may, reflected by the popularity and prestigiousness of this category amongst its peers year-on-year.

“This year the Cabin Concept of the Year Award is expanding with the introduction of three new categories in 2024. We can’t wait to see what innovations are entered this year. Good luck!”

Winners will once again be announced at an awards ceremony hosted at the World Travel Catering and Onboard Services Expo (WTCE) and Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) in Hamburg in May 2024.

Entries close February 28, 2024.

Judging Criteria 

The winner will have implemented a significant onboard project which spans at least TWO of the following elements of the passenger experience – the more the better! 

  • Service/Crew – new training initiative/uniform/livery/branding 
  • Catering – menu/service/delivery style/tableware 
  • Technology – apps/entertainment/connectivity/logistics/analytics 
  • Interior design – seat/decor/styling/lighting/colours 
  • Comfort – amenity kits/seat fabric/bedding range/wellbeing programmes 
  • Corporate Social Responsibility elements – waste management/sustainability policy/ accessibility 

The judges will look for: 

  • Innovation and excellence onboard
  • Details of the thinking/brief behind the concept/project 
  • Key intentions of the concept – what it aimed to achieve 
  • How the concept improved the customer experience 
  • How the concept/thinking was applied to multiple, linked elements in the passenger experience 

How to enter

Simply complete this payment form and you will be sent further details on how to submit your entry. For any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Craig McQuinn: craig.mcquinn@onboardhospitality.com

Entries close February 28, 2024.