July 25, 2024

Celebrating success at the Onboard Hospitality Awards

Congratulations to this year's winners.

The industry came together in Hamburg last week on June 6th for the Onboard Hospitality Awards 2023 ceremony.

An estimated 400 World Travel Catering and Onboard Services Expo (WTCE) and Airline Interiors Expo (AIX) delegates were in attendance as this year’s cohort of winners were revealed. Over 40 awards were announced, including the prestigious Cabin Concept of the Year award.

“It was an honour to represent Onboard Hospitality at the 2023 Onboard Hospitality Awards” said Stuart Forster, Editor of Onboard Hospitality Magazine. “Looking out from the stage at so many attendees really brought home their significance within the industry. 

“The awards event presented a wonderful opportunity to network with representatives from many of the companies which entered products and services. Congratulations to all of the winners.”

Attendees enjoyed food and drink kindly provided by Cuisine Solutions, Heineken, Castello Monte Vibiano Vecchio and Catena Zapata in conjunction with Intervine. 

“The 2024 Onboard Hospitality Awards open on 1 November 2023,” added Forster. “We look forward to inviting our panel of independent judges to assess entries and to revealing the winners in May 2024 at next year’s AIX/WTCE.”

A full gallery of winner’s photos will be published soon.

Onboard Hospitality Award 2023 winners

Air New Zealand, Gold Cabin Concept of the Year

Cabin Concept of the Year 

Gold Winner – Air New Zealand 

Silver Winner – Virgin Atlantic 

Bronze Winner – Iberia 

Highly Commended – Qatar Airways 

Best for First Class Amenities 

Highly Commended – Wessco International – Japan Airlines First Class Amenity Kit 

Winner – Qatar Airways – Limited Edition FIFA First and Business Class Amenity Kits  

Best for Business Class Amenities 

Highly Commended – skysupply – Lufthansa Porsche Design Multifunctional Amenity Kit Series 

Winner – Kaelis – Turkish Airlines Chequered Mate with Hackett London Amenity Kit  

Virgin Atlantic, Silver Cabin Concept of the Year

Best for Premium Economy Amenities 

Highly Commended -Bayart Innovations – LOT Polish Airlines Eco Amenity Kit 

Winner – Buzz – Air India TUMI Premium Economy Kit  

Best for Economy / LCC Amenities 

Winner – Bayart Innovations – Turkish Airlines Kit  

Best for Onboard Kids’ Kits 

Highly Commended – KIDZbranding – Treasure Iceland by Icelandair 

Winner – Etihad Airways its Little VIPs kit  

Iberia, Bronze Cabin Concept of the Year

Catering Innovation of the Year 

Highly Commended – SriLankan Airlines – SriLankan Flavours 

Highly Commended – Retail InMotion – Currywurst with Sauce and Fries in the Skies 

Winner – LSG Group – AICA  

Best for Onboard Beverage 

Highly Commended – Qatar Airways – French Bloom Le Blanc Organic French Bubbly Non-Alcoholic 

Highly Commended -Virgin Atlantic – Virgin Atlantic Nice Wine 

Winner – Retail InMotion – Deux Frères Dry Gin 

Best for Onboard Service Equipment for Passengers 

Highly Commended -Global-C – LATAM SUP-free Economy Meal Service Equipment 

Winner – Virgin Atlantic – Airbus A339neo Self-Service Fridge-Freezer 

Best for Onboard Service Equipment for Crew 

Highly Commended – TydenBrooks – HawkSeal 

Winner – Diethelm Keller Aviation -TUFF-LITE In-Flight Galley Carts 

Foodcase International, Best for Onboard Kids Catering

Best for Onboard Kids Catering 

Winner – Foodcase International – Cub Food  

Best for Onboard Sustainability 

Highly Commended – Global-C – Qantas Plastic-free NeverLeak Box 

Winner – LATAM Airlines Group SA for its Five Initiatives to build a Sustainable Onboard Experience 

Special recognition: Linstol – LATAM Business Class Sugarcane Bagasse Lids and Kaelis – LATAM Goes Plastic Free 

Best for Onboard Snacks Economy 

Highly Commended -Snackbox To-Go – Sunshine Cashew Nuts 

Highly Commended – Rifkin Research Santa’s Cookies – Lemon Myrtle Choc Drizzled Shortbreads 

Winner – En Route International – Taste of Spain Serrano Ham & Iberico Cheese Sandwich 

Mr Filbert’s Fine Foods, Best for Onboard Snacks First/ Business

Best for Onboard Snacks First/Business 

Winner – Mr Filbert’s Fine Foods – Rosemary Almonds 

Best for Onboard Technology 

Highly Commended – Inflight Dublin – Everhub Engagement Platform 

Winner – AirFi – easyJet Onboard 

Best for Onboard Textiles 

John Horsfall, Best for Onboard Textiles

Highly Commended – Linstol – NetJets 100% Cashmere Blanket 

Winner – John Horsfall – Virgin Atlantic’s A330neo Upper Class Sleep Sheet 

Best for Wearable Textiles 

Winner – Buzz – Air India TUMI Sleeper Suit 

Best for Onboard Wellbeing 

Highly Commended – Safran Group – Euphony 

Winner – SWISS International Airlines – Soeder Forst Cosmetics 

Trendsetter of the Year 

Winner – skysupply – SWISS Victorinox Amenity Kits Travel Series 

Industry Champion 

David Young 

Ones to Watch  

  • Hope & Glory – Teas & Tisanes Collections 
  • Castello Monte Vibiano – Rossino 
  • Intervine – Duo by ClickEat 
  • Monty’s Bakehouse – Char Siu Sou Pastry 
  • Mentex – Smart Blanket 
  • Creative Nature – Light and Crunchy Thin 
  • OneWeb – Space Based Low Earth Orbit Inflight Connectivity 
  • Weave Intelligence – Weave Intelligence 
  • Inmarsat – OneFi