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Air Transport News award is oneworld’s eighth ‘best alliance’ title

March 12, 2014 Accolades No Comments Email Email

oneworld® has been named Best Airline Alliance 2014 by specialist website Air Transport News – which means that oneworld now holds an unprecedented eight “best alliance” titles from the world’s various industry award schemes.  

The latest trophy was presented at a ceremony last night in Istanbul.  oneworld’s Chief Financial Officer and Director of Administration Anita Beier received the award on behalf of the alliance.

Air Transport News’ awards are presented based on a vote by its readers – with more than 4,250 of them taking part in the 2014 ballot – and deliberations by a panel of industry experts, chaired by former Secretary General of the Association of European Airlines Ulrich Schulte-Strathaus.

oneworld CEO Bruce Ashby said: “oneworld is delighted to receive this honour from Air Transport News – the unprecedented eighth “best alliance” award now inoneworld’s hands from across the world’s leading industry award schemes.  It comes at a particularly exciting time for oneworld, as we welcome on board two more great airlines at the end of this month, in TAM and US Airways, and SriLankan Airlines a month later.”

oneworld member airlines flew high in Air Transport News’ individual airline categories, with Qatar Airways named Airline of the Year.

Other “Best Airline Alliance” titles currently held by oneworld include:

  • Skytrax’s World Airline Awards 2013.
  • Business Traveller’s 2013 Awards.
  • Premier Traveler’s Best of 2013 Readers Survey
  • Global Traveler magazine’s GT Tested Reader Survey 2013 – the fourth year running that oneworld has emerged top in this poll.
  • World Travel Awards 2013 – for the 11th year running
  • Australian Business Traveller 2012 for the second year running.
  • Flight Stats On-Time Performance Award 2012.

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