Glad tidings! Seventh ‘best airline alliance’ award of the year

14 December 2018

oneworld® has received its seventh best airline alliance award of 2018 – so it now holds more than twice as many as its competitor global airline alliances combined.

Its latest honour comes from Frequent Business Traveler, which has presented it with its 2018 GlobeRunner Award as Best Airline Alliance.  It is the first time oneworld has been honoured by the magazine.

It is the fourth “best alliance” award received by oneworld this month alone.  In the past two weeks, it has also been named:`

  • Best Airline Alliance, for the ninth year running, by Global Traveler in its 2018 GT Tested Reader Survey.
  • Best Airline Alliance in Business Traveler North America’s 2018 Best in Business Travel Awards for the fourth consecutive year.
  • World’s Leading Airline Alliance in the 2018 World Travel Awards – for the 16th year running.

Earlier this year, oneworld was honoured as:

  • FlightStats’ Airline Alliance On-Time Performance Service Award winner, for the fifth year running.
  • Business Traveller UK’s Best Airline Alliance for the sixth year in a row.
  • Trazees’ Favorite Airline Alliance, for the third time.

The latest accolade comes as oneworld signed Royal Air Maroc as a member elect – its first full member from Africa and its first new recruit for six years – and implemented Fiji Airways as its first oneworld connect partner.

For full details of Frequent Business Traveler’s 2018 GlobeRunner Awards, see

About oneworld

oneworld is an alliance of some of the world’s leading airlines, committed to providing the highest level of service and convenience to frequent international travellers.  oneworld members include American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, LATAM Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian, S7 Airlines and SriLankan Airlines, and around 30 affiliates.  Royal Air Maroc is a oneworld member elect.  Fiji Airways has just joined as the first oneworld connect partner.  As part of oneworld, these airlines:

  • Serve more than 1.000 airports in 160 plus territories, with some 14.000 daily departures.
  • Carry almost 550 million passengers a year on a combined fleet of 3.500 aircraft.
  • Generate some US$ 135 billion annual 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