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Two more 'best alliance' awards won by oneworld
oneworld has regained two of its "world's best airline alliance" trophies in the latest industry awards – which means it now holds an unprecedented seven "best alliance" titles.
It has been named Best Airline Alliance in the Global Traveler magazine's 2013 GT Tested Reader Survey – the fourth year running that oneworld has emerged top in this poll.
It has also retained World Travel Awards' World's Leading Airline Alliance title - for the 11th year running.
Also this month, as previously announced, Premier Traveler magazine named oneworld its Best Airline Alliance for the first time in its Best of 2013 Readers Survey.
oneworld also holds four other "best alliance" titles, from:
- The 2013 World Airline Awards, staged by the Skytrax airline quality ratings agency.
- Business Traveller's 2013 Awards.
- Australian Business Traveller 2012 for the second year running.
- The 2012 debut alliance Flight Stats On-Time Performance Awards.
Global Traveler's Publisher and CEO Francis X Gallagher said: "Congratulations to oneworld for their fourth consecutive win as Best Airline Alliance. The fact that the alliance consistently wins this award year after year is a testament to its management team, its member airlines, its seamless operations and its extensive network. oneworld eases the travel experience and demands a level of quality and service exceeds the standards of modern travel."
World Travel Awards President Graham Cooke said its winners "strive to set the highest possible bar to raise the standards of excellence in travel and tourism".
Premier Traveler Executive Director Adam Rodriguez added: "Our readership is an exclusive niche audience of high-income frequent domestic/international travelers who keep abreast of what's going on in the travel industry. This award is clear evidence that our readers have not only noticed the recent changes in oneworld but are pleased with what they've seen and are bestowing upon the alliance the distinction they believe it deserves."
oneworld is an alliance of the world's leading airlines, committed to providing the highest level of service and convenience to frequent international travellers. They include airberlin, American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, LAN, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian and S7 Airlines, plus 30 affiliated airlines. US Airways, Brazil's TAM and SriLankan Airlines are lining up to join early next year.
Its member airlines work together to deliver consistently a superior, seamless travel experience, with special privileges and rewards for frequent flyers, including earning and redeeming miles and points across the entire alliance network. Top tier cardholders (Emerald and Sapphire) enjoy access to some 550 airport lounges. The most regular travellers (Emerald) can also use fast track security lanes at select airports and extra baggage allowances.