Christopher Korenke, Vice President Commercial, Star Alliance, said: "Receiving an award in one of the world’s most competitive aviation markets, the United Kingdom, for six consecutive years, is a real achievement. This is further underscored by the fact that the voters are bona-fide travellers who actually make use of our products and is testimony to the fact that we deliver the alliance customer promise consistently across our global network."

The awards are recognised throughout the industry as the premier achievement for business travel and give readers of Business Traveller the chance to honour those airlines, airports, hotels and car hire companies which they think are making a real difference in their life on the road.

The annual reader survey is completely independent with no preselection, all of the data from the survey is analysed and audited by an independent market research company who provide the list of winners.

In addition to Star Alliance, the following member carriers received awards: Singapore Airlines for Best Long-Haul Airline, Best Asia Airline, Best Business Class, Best Economy Class and Best Cabin Staff; Air Canada for best North American Airline; LOT Polish Airlines for Best Eastern European Airline and South African Airways for Best African Airline.

About Business Traveller: Business Traveller is the foremost magazine for the global frequent business traveller, with ten editions worldwide including the UK (businesstraveller.com), US (businesstravelerus.com), Asia-Pacific (businesstraveller.asia), Middle East (businesstravellerme.com), China, Germany (businesstraveller.de), Hungary, Denmark (businesstravellerdenmark.com), Africa (businesstravellerafrica.co.za) and Poland (businesstraveller.pl), with standalone websites such as in France (businesstravel.fr). Launched in the UK in 1976, it is the premier magazine around the world for the frequent business traveller. Designed to entertain corporate travellers, save money and facilitate life on the road, each edition is packed with editorial on the latest news from airlines, airports, hotels, destinations and car rental. Visit businesstraveller.com for more information.


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