In its 20th Anniversary year, Star Alliance has claimed the “Best Airline Alliance” title at the Skytrax World Airline Awards for the second year running. The Alliance’s Los Angeles Lounge also received the “Best Airline Alliance Lounge Award” for the third year in row.
“This is an important accolade to receive in our 20th Anniversary year,” Jeffrey Goh, CEO Star Alliance, said while accepting the award at the Paris – Le Bourget Air Show.
“It once again shows that our investment into a modern IT infrastructure is paying off, enabling the more than 440,000 member airline employees to provide customers with an even better Alliance travel experience,” he added.
Star Alliance was the first airline alliance to receive the Best Alliance Award from Skytrax when the category was first introduced in 2005 and has since held the award eight times.
The World Airline Awards are managed by international air transport rating organisation, Skytrax Research of London, UK. The latest survey was conducted between August 2016 and May 2017, attracting 19.87 million eligible entries with participants from 105 nationalities. The survey covered over 325 airlines.
Complementing the Alliance awards, 13 Star Alliance member carriers received distinctions in 26 individual categories, with four achieving top 10 rankings in the Top Airline Category: Singapore Airlines (2), ANA (3), EVA (6) and Lufthansa (7).
Founded in 1997, Star Alliance has a slogan of “The Way The Earth Connects”. Star Alliance’s 27 member airlines operate a fleet of approximately 4,000 aircraft, serve more than 1,000 airports in 194 countries and carry 637.6 million passengers per year on more than 18,000 daily departures.
Your chance to become a mileage millionaire!
As part of its 20th Anniversary activities, Star Alliance is currently running a global competition, inspired by the theme of “Connecting People and Cultures”. The prize is one million frequent flyer miles and each of the Alliance’s 21 Frequent Flyer Programmes are participating. For further information on the competition, which runs until July 31 log on to www.staralliance.com/mileagemillionaire.