June 19, 2024

Onboard Hospitality Awards 2024 winners revealed

Congratulations to all our winners! Entries for 2025 open on October 1 2024.

The wait is over! We are thrilled to reveal the winners of the Onboard Hospitality Awards 2024.

Announced this evening (May 28 2024) at an Awards ceremony at the World Travel Catering & Onboard Services Expo, winners have been identified in 29 categories, spanning accessibility to amenities, food to serviceware, sustainable products to full cabin concepts.

April Waterston, Onboard Hospitality’s Managing Editor, said: “We could not be prouder to announce this year’s winners. Competition this year was fierce with well over 200 entries, and our judges had a very difficult job deciding the winners.

“The extremely high quality of the entries this year is a testament to the hard work our industry puts in day in, day out to achieve the best experience for passengers. Our awards aim to celebrate those achievements, and champion those making an impact on the industry.”

Congratulations to all the winners. Find out who won below…

Winners

Cabin Concept of the Year

Private Jet: 

Gold: Beond 

Low Cost Carrier: 

Gold: Bonza 

Full-service airline: 

Gold: Hawaiian Airlines

Silver: Air France

Bronze: Malaysia Airlines

Best for First Class Amenities

Winner: Buzz, Etihad Airways Giorgio Armani First Class Kit 

Highly Commended: SWISS International Air Lines, SWISS Zimmerli First Class Amenity Kit

Best for Business Class Amenities

Winner: Buzz, EVA Air Giorgio Armani Business Class Kit

Highly Commended: Buzz, Etihad Airways Giorgio Armani Business Class Kit 

Best for Premium Class Amenities

Winner: Hawaiian Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines Extra Comfort Amenity Kit

Highly Commended: Buzz, Air India TUMI Premium Economy Kit

Best for Economy/ LCC Amenities 

Winner: Kaelis, Air Astana Economy Amenity Kit

Highly Commended: Kaelis, Etihad Economy Class Amenity Kit 

Best For Onboard Textiles:  First and Business

Winner: Global-C, Air India Dual Purpose Mattress Seat Topper

Highly Commended: Kaelis, Air India Business Class Duvet 

Best For Onboard Textiles LCC/Economy

Winner: John Horsfall, Air New Zealand EY Blanket

Best For Wearable Textiles 

Winner: Buzz, Giorgio Armani Sleeper Suit for Etihad Airways

Highly Commended: Clip, SWISS Zimmerli First Class Pyjamas 

Best for Wellbeing

Winner: Finnair, The SEES and Finnair product collaboration

Highly Commended: Air New Zealand, Aotea Skincare

Best for Onboard Meal or Menu

Winner: Retail inMotion, Schnitzelkombi: Chicken schnitzel with potatoes and Almdudler or beer – Austrian

Highly Commended: Finnair, Centenary Menu

Highly Commended: Air New Zealand, A Taste of Aotearoa

Best for Onboard Snacks First and Business

Winner: MV Food, Tiramisu

Highly Commended: Smize & Dream, Smize Caramel Couture

Best for Onboard Snacks Economy

Winner: Cheesies, Cheddar Cheesies

Highly Commended: Air New Zealand, The Great Kiwi Snack Off

Best for Onboard Catering Innovation

Winner: Retail inMotion, Sprungli Chocolate Plane Swiss International Air Lines

Highly Commended: LATAM’s local Women Chefs programmes

Best for Onboard Beverage: Alcoholic

Winner: We Are The Uncommon, The Uncommon Bubbly White Wine

Highly Commended: Alaska Airlines, Cloud Cruiser IPA

Best for Onboard Beverage: Non-Alcoholic

Winner: Castello Monte Vibiano, Bellino

Highly Commended: Alaska Airlines, Stumptown Coffee

Best for Service Equipment: Passenger

Winner: Global-C, Air India Vista Verve Tableware

Highly Commended: Buzz, Armani/Casa for Etihad Airways

Best for Service Equipment: Crew

Winner: Ecoffee Cup, easyJet reusable to-go cup and cutlery sets

Highly Commended: MyDrap, Air Astana single-use 100% cotton table linen

Best for Accessibility 

Winner: Air France, SAPHIR, a bespoke programme

Highly Commended: Qatar Airways, Accessible Movies 

Best for Young Travellers 

Winner: Buzz, Saudia’s Minions Kids Kit 

Highly Commended: Wessco, Air Astana Baby/Kids Amenity Kit 

Best Onboard Sustainability Strategy

Winner: LATAM AIRLINES, Recycling programme, DOM Brasil

Highly Commended: Virgin Atlantic, Thoughtful Food Programme

Best Onboard Sustainability Product 

Joint winners

Winner: Linstol, COPA Sugarcane Bagasse Cups with Earthcoating

Winner: Foodcase, Kasih Sugar Cane Packaging

Best Onboard Entertainment 

Winner: Qatar Airways, Oryx One 

Highly Commended: LATAM Airlines, LATAM Play

Highly Commended: Stellar Entertainment, Air India’s IFE 

Best Onboard Connectivity

Winner Panasonic Avionics, Multi-Orbit Connectivity 

Best for Onboard Technology – Hardware

Winner: Procurall, JetBlue’s thinksound Premium Eco-lux Headphones for Mint

Highly Commended: Linstol, Singapore Airlines Business Class Inflight Headphones 

Best for Onboard Apps 

Winner: Qatar Airways, In-house app

Ones to watch

  • DELI LITES Ireland, Gourmet Irish Ham Hock and Mature Cheddar on Bretzel Sourdough
  • The Barista Cup, Swift Brew
  • Corn Next, Sustainable corn-based drinking straw with 100% natural component
  • Voyage Foods, Hazelnut Free Spread 
  • Panasonic Avionics, Astrova 
  • Intervine, Inc., Poppy Wines 2023 Pinot Noir in FrugalPac Bottle 

Trendsetter of the Year

deSter, Etihad’s fully-reusable and recyclable Economy dining tableware

See you next year

Congratulations to all of the winners. Full details of this year’s entries and details on how to enter next year can be found at awards.onboardhospitality.com. Entries open October 1 2024. Good luck!

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