oneworld named world’s best airline alliance – twice again05 December 2016
oneworld® has been named the world’s best airline alliance again in two separate industry award schemes – World Travel Awards and Business Traveler North America.
The latest wins consolidate oneworld’s position as the world’s most highly prized alliance – coming just days after it retained its Best Airline Alliance title in Global Traveler magazine’s 2016 GT Tested Reader Survey, for the seventh year in a row.
It means that oneworld is now the current holder of six different “world’s best airline alliance” titles – as many as all other airline alliances combined.
It is the 14th year running that oneworld has received World Travel Awards’ World’s Leading Airline Alliance title – and the second year in a row that Business Traveler North America has named oneworld Best Airline Alliance in its Best in Global Travel Awards.
Other awards currently held by oneworld include:
- FlightStats’ On-Time Performance Award 2015 for the third time running.
- Business Traveller’s 2016 Best Airline Alliance, for the fourth year running.
- Premier Traveler’s Best of 2015 Awards – for the third year running.
oneworld is an alliance of some 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, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, LATAM Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian, S7 Airlines and SriLankan Airlines, and around 30 affiliates. As part of oneworld, these airlines:
- Serve more a thousand airports in 150 plus countries, with 14,000 daily departures.
- Carry some 550 million passengers a year on a combined fleet of 3,500 aircraft.
- Generate US$ 130 billion annual revenues.
oneworld 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 more than 650 airport lounges and are offered extra baggage allowances. The most regular travellers (Emerald) can also use fast track security lanes at select airports.