oneworld crowned Best Airline Alliance by Business Traveller Awards08 October 2019
oneworld® has been named Best Airline Alliance in the 2019 Business Traveller Awards, making it the seventh year in a row that the alliance has won the recognition.
oneworld was selected as the Best Airline Alliance by Business Traveller readers who voted for their preferred travel providers in the annual awards, which have been a longstanding fixture in the business travel industry for more than 30 years. oneworld Chief Transformation Officer Rishi Kapoor accepted the award on behalf of the alliance at the awards ceremony, presented by BBC News Deputy Political Editor John Pienaar, in London on 7 October.
This award is just one among multiple repeat awards for oneworld in the recent year. In the past 12 months, oneworld received the following accolades:
•Best Airline Alliance in Global Traveler magazine’s 2018 GT Tested Reader Survey Awards, for the ninth consecutive year
•Best Airline Alliance in Business Traveler North America’s Best in Business Travel Awards, for the fourth year in a row
•Favourite Airline Alliance in the Trazee Travel Awards, for the third year running
•World’s Leading Airline Alliance in the World Travel Awards, for the 16th consecutive year
oneworld member airlines British Airways and Qatar Airways were also lauded with several honours in the Business Traveller Awards.
Qatar Airways was crowned Best Airline, Best Long-Haul Airline and Best Middle Eastern Airline. It was also recognised as having the Best Business Class cabin. British Airways received the awards for Best Short-Haul Carrier and Best Frequent Flyer Programme. It also won Best Airport Lounge for its Concorde Room at London Heathrow Terminal 5. In addition, British Airways and London Heathrow received the Best Product or Service Innovation award for biometric gates at the airport.
To view the full list of winners, please visit businesstraveller.com
oneworld brings together 13 world-class airlines - American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, LATAM, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian, S7 Airlines and SriLankan Airlines, and around 30 of their affiliates. Royal Air Maroc is on track to join during 2020. Fiji Airways is a oneworld connect partner. Collectively, these airlines:
•Serve 1,100 airports in 180 territories, with 14,000 daily departures. • Carry almost 550 million passengers a year on a combined fleet of 3,500 aircraft. • Generate US$ 135 billion annual total 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 travelers (Emerald) can also use fast track security lanes at select airports.
oneworld holds three times as many “best airline alliance” awards as its competitors combined: