DUBAI - Emirates and Qatar Airways have scored wins for in-flight entertainment and catering at the Airline Ratings 2024 Airline Excellence Awards.

Emirates was one of the first airlines to introduce seat-back videos for economy-class passengers almost 30 years ago and has led the field ever since and today the system has 6,500 channels making it a clear winner for Best Inflight Entertainment.

Passengers enjoying an Emirates flight can access a world-class entertainment library with more than 45 Academy Award® winning films, 5,000 channels of on-demand entertainment, over 1,500 movies and 1,500 hours of TV, as well as music, podcasts and audiobooks across 40 languages, 5 channels of live TV including news from BBC, CNN and Sky News Arabia, and two channels with live sports coverage- Sport 24 and Sport 24 Extra.

Qatar Airways Wins Best Catering For 2024

Qatar Airways has taken out’s Best Catering Award for 2024 in its annual Airline Excellence Awards. Editor-in-Chief Geoffrey Thomas said that “no matter what class you fly Qatar Airways’ food offering is superb”.

The presentation and delivery of meals is outstanding and the airline has no less than 18 special meal options.

For First and Business Class passengers, you can also pre-select your meal and when on board have the meal when you wish.

The catering in Qatar premium classes is easily restaurant standard, and this also sets a higher bar for the service and food in economy,’’ Mr. Thomas said. “Judges were impressed with the taste, freshness, and presentation of the food.’’

In Economy Class passengers are offered three choices for the main course.