Star Alliance, the way the Earth connects, was voted Best Airline Alliance at the Business Traveller Awards held in London last week for the sixth consecutive time.
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.
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About Star Alliance:
The Star Alliance network was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance to offer worldwide reach, recognition and seamless service to the international traveller. Its acceptance by the market has been recognised by numerous awards, including the Air Transport World Market Leadership Award, Best Airline Alliance by both Business Traveller Magazine and Skytrax. The member airlines are: Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, Blue1, British Midland International, Brussels Airlines, Continental Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EGYPTAIR, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, Spanair, SWISS, TAM Airlines, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines, THAI, United and US Airways. Avianca-TACA, Copa Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines and Shenzhen Airlines have been announced as future members. Overall, the Star Alliance network offers more than 21,200 daily flights to 1,185 airports in 185 countries.