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Subang, 23 October 2013: Readers of Business Traveller magazine have voted oneworld Best Airline Alliance in the magazine’s 2013 readers’ poll.
This is the sixth “best alliance” honour oneworld has received in major international industry award schemes in the past year, a record for any global airline alliance – and it comes as oneworld undergoes the biggest expansion programme in its history.
Already in the past 12 months, oneworld has been named best airline alliance in:
The Business Traveller award – which oneworld last won in 2005 – was presented at a ceremony in London. oneworld Vice-President Corporate Communications received the trophy on behalf of the alliance from BBC TV news anchor Fiona Bruce.
oneworld members also flew high in the individual airline categories of the Business Traveller 2013 awards.
British Airways took the overall top title as Best Airline, with Qatar Airways, which will join oneworld on 30 October, and Cathay Pacific also placed in the top five.
British Airways also took top honours as Best Shorthaul Airline, Best First Class, Best Frequent Flyer Programme and Best Airport Lounge. Qatar Airways took the award for Best Business Class.
The awards, widely recognised as a benchmark for excellence, are based on a vote by readers of Business Traveller magazine – which has editions for the UK, USA, Asia-Pacific, Germany, Middle East, China, Africa, Hungary, Denmark and Poland – with the results authenticated by an independent auditing company.
This latest award comes as oneworld undergoes its biggest yet expansion, with:
oneworld’s other established member airlines comprise American Airlines, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, LAN, Qantas, Royal Jordanian and S7 Airlines, and around 30 affiliates.
With its recruits, oneworld will:
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.
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