Emirates’ inflight comforts has been recognized as the Best Wi-Fi, Best Food and Beverage in the Middle East at the APEX 2020 Regional Passenger Choice Awards held in Singapore.
The Best Food and Beverage award recognised Emirates’ regionally inspired cuisine and extensive drinks menu. Each year, more than 110 million meals are served on board Emirates’ restaurant in the sky with the same attention to detail in First, Business and Economy Class.
Emirates runs a round-the-clock kitchen with 1,800 chefs based in Dubai whipping up 12,450 recipes. The airline’s chefs focus on simple, well cooked dishes that emphasise fresh ingredients of the highest quality. Emirates brings the finest products on board through long standing partnerships worldwide, and supporting local suppliers and artisans.
To complement the culinary experience on board, Emirates pays special attention to its drinks menu boasting world class champagne, wines and spirits. The beverages on each route are carefully selected to complement the menu and include exclusives found only on Emirates. A long term buying strategy also means that the airline has 7 million bottles of wines currently stored in its cellar in France to be served by 2035.
Emirates was also awarded the airline with the Best Wi-Fi in the Middle East at APEX 2020 Regional Passenger Choice Awards. Its entire fleet is Wi-Fi enabled and Emirates provides free Wi-Fi across all classes a choice of 20MB complimentary data to use on any app or two hours of unlimited text messaging on popular messaging apps.
More than 1 million passengers log on to Wi-Fi each month and 40 per cent of travellers choose the unlimited free text messaging option to keep in touch with family and friends. Emirates Skywards members enjoy special benefits depending on their membership tier and class of travel, including free unlimited Wi-Fi for all members travelling in First Class or Business Class; and for Gold and Platinum members in Economy.
Emirates has started an upgrade programme to retrofit faster Wi-Fi onto its older A380 aircraft as part of its continued investment in product to enhance the on board experience. 55 aircraft will be fitted with faster broadband in the next two years.