The APEX / IFSA Awards recognize specific achievements that are successfully implemented in the past year (defined this year as July 2023 – June 2024). The achievements should not be just a general improvement or a modification upon an already existing program – they must be innovative and new. Submissions should follow the Awards Criteria.

The APEX / IFSA Awards are open to members of both organizations (airlines must be members, vendors, lessors for APEX and airlines must be members, rail, caterers and suppliers for IFSA).

Submit your nomination online here. Entries must be received no later than Monday 29 July 2024.

A panel of judges comprised of current APEX/IFSA members will review and score all submissions to determine finalists. Finalists will move on to a second round of judging either via teleconference or in-person at EXPO featuring a panel of media and/or member judges. Apply to be a judge!

The awards recognize innovations in the following categories:

IFSA Best Inflight Food or Beverage
Recognizes a food or beverage product that appeals to passengers’ taste and enhance the onboard experience. The product can be an economy class complimentary or buy on board.

IFSA Best Onboard Amenity
Recognizes an amenity kit that provides an enhanced onboard passenger experience.

APEX/IFSA Best Cabin Innovation
Recognizes outstanding achievement in creating a thoughtful new cabin environment, including galleys, lavatories, and means to increase efficiency for crew.

APEX/IFSA Best Product or Service
Honors innovations in passenger comfort, including seats, design, lighting, temperature control, air quality and more. Sustainable entries will be given additional credit.

APEX Best Inflight Connectivity Innovation
Honors airlines and/or their vendor partners who have created a new inflight innovation including interactive connectivity onboard, unique WiFi features/offerings, etc.

APEX Best Inflight Entertainment Innovation
Award airlines and/or their vendor partners who have created a new inflight innovation that is elevating the passenger experience via GUI design, features/applications, streaming, hardware, seat integration, etc.

APEX Best Airport Innovation
Recognizes achievement in creating a new airport innovation, idea or offering.

APEX Best Marketing Innovation
Awards achievement in creating a new marketing campaign or idea.

2024 Recipients 2023 Recipients