oneworld named Best Airline Alliance by readers of Business Traveler USA01 November 2021
The oneworld® Alliance was voted Best Airline Alliance in the 33rd Annual Best in Business Travel Awards for the seventh year running, in a further recognition of the alliance’s popularity among frequent business travellers.
The awards pay tribute to the top providers of services and products in the travel industry, as voted by the readers of Business Traveler USA magazine. Comprising premium global business travellers, the magazine’s readership has determined the award winners since the competition’s inception in 1988.
Several oneworld member airlines also took home titles in this year’s Best in Business Travel Awards:
· British Airways: Best Airline in Western Europe
· Cathay Pacific: Best Airline for Trans-Pacific Service
· Qantas: Best Business Class to Australia, New Zealand, South Pacific
· Qatar Airways: Best Business Class to Africa & Best Business Class to the Middle East
This latest award for oneworld comes just over a month after it was named World’s Best Airline Alliance in the Skytrax World Airline Awards 2021, following a 23-month-long customer survey.
In addition, oneworld is the winner of several airline alliance awards announced in the past year: Best Airline Alliance in the 2020 Business Traveller Awards, Best Airline Alliance in the 2020 Global Traveler Tested Reader Survey Awards and Best Alliance in the Global Traveler Wines on the Wing awards.
oneworld Alliance Chairman, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “It is clear that the oneworld Alliance continues to lead the industry as the Best Airline Alliance. On one level, this recognition signifies the resilience, tenacity and endurance shared by our alliance members, in overcoming the most arduous time in the history of aviation. On another level, this success serves to illustrate the unequivocal power of our unity. Individually we are strong but, together, we are formidable – and I extend my congratulations to all of our alliance members on achieving this award.”
oneworld CEO Rob Gurney said: “We are delighted to be recognised as Best Airline Alliance for the seventh consecutive year in the Best in Business Travel Awards and we are deeply appreciative of the support from Business Traveler USA readers. This latest award continues to demonstrate the quality of our member airlines, their hard working teams and commitment to great customer service."
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oneworld brings together 14 world-class airlines – Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Royal Air Maroc, Royal Jordanian, S7 Airlines and SriLankan Airlines, and more than 20 of their affiliates. Fiji Airways is a oneworld connect partner. 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 airport lounges and are offered extra baggage allowances. The most regular travelers (Emerald) can also use fast track security lanes at select airports. Learn more about the oneworld Alliance at oneworld.com. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.