Emirates wins Best Inflight Entertainment Award at 2024 Airline Excellence Awards

Emirates wins Best Inflight Entertainment Award at 2024 Airline Excellence Awards

Dubai-based carrier has the world’s largest entertainment library in the sky

Emirates has been crowned the global winner of the Best Inflight Entertainment Award in Airline Ratings 2024 Airline Excellence Awards.

The airline scooped the award from an extensive list of global airline finalists due to its 6,500 channels of content on Ice, the world’s largest entertainment library in the sky.

Emirates updates its inflight content every month, adding hundreds of movies, TV shows, podcasts and music channels and securing exclusive partnerships with content providers. Customers can also curate their own Ice experience before their flight, simply by browsing and pre-selecting movies or TV shows on the Emirates app, which can then be synchronised to Ice when they board.

Emirates inflight entertainment journey began almost 30 years ago, when it was one of the first airlines to introduce seat-back videos for economy-class passengers. 

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Emirates is also committed to setting industry standards and accessibility for people with disabilities and was the first airline in the world to introduce Audio Descriptive soundtracks and Closed Captions on movies on an inflight entertainment system.

Airline Ratings' editor-in-chief Geoffrey Thomas said: “Our editors were unanimous in their praise for Emirates Ice system as a step above. That early investment in inflight entertainment has paid off for Emirates and just when you think it can’t do it better – it lifts the bar once again.”

The Airline Excellence Awards are evaluated by an editorial team with many years of experience, based on a robust criteria including product and safety rating, passengers’ reviews on and Trip Advisor, and overall profitability.

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