Emirates wins 'Best Inflight Entertainment' globally at Airline Excellence Awards 2024

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

(Source: Emirates)

This week, Emirates was crowned the global winner of the 'Best Inflight Entertainment Award' at the Airline Ratings 2024 Airline Excellence Awards, announced online.

Emirates won the top award for inflight entertainment from an extensive shortlist of global airlines, due to its incredible 6,500 high-quality channels and acclaimed content, the world's largest in-sky entertainment library, making it a clear winner of the Best Onboard Entertainment award. 

Customers on Emirates flights can access a world-class entertainment library of 6,500 channels including;

Over 2,000 internationally acclaimed and Hollywood movies, including 2024 Academy Award®-winning films.
Hundreds of full-length TV series and full set-top boxes including the latest shows from major streaming platforms and media brands like HBO Max, Discovery+ , BBC, Bloomberg Originals and Shahid.
Over 200 popular documentary films and TV docuseries.
Over 150 Arabic movies and TV shows, including a collection dedicated to Emirati films.
Over 300 Bollywood and South Asian movies and TV shows in 13 languages.
Global cinema in more than 50 languages ​​with more than 600 international films from all over Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America.
More than 300 films with 'Subtitles' and 140 films with 'Audio Description', offering accessibility to the visually impaired.
Emirates headphones are provided to customers in all cabin classes, including premium Bowers & Wilkins E1 headphones in First Class, created by renowned British sound experts exclusively for Emirates, using noise-canceling technology to block out ambient sounds of the cabin and offer the cleanest exit.
Emirates headphones specially designed for the comfort of children.
The Emirates headphones are also hearing aid compatible when placed in the "T" position.
A music library of over 3,500 albums and curated playlists.
5 live TV channels, including 3 news channels and two channels with live sports coverage.

More than 250 channels dedicated to kids and families, including dozens of programs for preschoolers.
Happiness, wellbeing and self-development content featuring brands like LinkedIn Learning and Mindvalley.
Podcasts and audiobooks including Emirates World, dedicated to highlighting the destination of Dubai and engaging with global thought leaders.

An onboard aerial display capability that allows customers to track the progress of their flight on a moving map and view the world from 40,000 feet via external cameras. Emirates Skywards members can enjoy free Wi-Fi connectivity on board.

Emirates continuously updates its inflight content every month, adding hundreds of movies, TV shows, podcasts and music channels each month to its extensive entertainment library and securing exclusive partnerships with the best content providers. Customers can also create their own ice experience before their flight, simply by browsing and pre-selecting movies or TV shows in the Emirates app, which can then be synced to the ice upon boarding, maximizing the travel experience. without interruptions.

Emirates' inflight entertainment journey began almost 30 years ago, when it was one of the first airlines to introduce seatback videos for economy class passengers. Emirates is also committed to setting industry standards and accessibility for people of determination and was the first airline in the world to introduce descriptive soundtracks and film subtitles in an in-flight entertainment system.

Airlineratings.com Editor-in-Chief Geoffrey Thomas commented on the award;

“Our editors unanimously praised Emirates' ice system as a step forward. “That initial investment in in-flight entertainment has paid off for Emirates and just when you think they can't do better, they raise the bar once again.”

The AirlineRatings.com Airline Excellence Awards are evaluated by an editorial team with many years of experience, based on robust criteria including product and safety ratings, passenger reviews on AirlineRatings.com and Trip Advisor, and overall profitability.

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