Star Alliance takes Best Airline Alliance at Skytrax Awards

Star Alliance was named Best Airline Alliance at the Skytrax World Airline Awards and for the second year in row received the Best Airline Alliance Lounge Award for its prestigious Los Angeles Lounge, operated by Air New Zealand. In addition, 13 Star Alliance member carriers received distinctions with 26 individual award categories taken by Star Alliance member carriers.

Receiving the Alliance award, Mark Schwab, CEO Star Alliance said: "I am accepting this award on behalf of more than 430,000 employees who deliver our customer promise to more than 640 million passengers each year. Regaining this accolade shows that investing into technology which facilitates the delivery of our Alliance customer benefits is paying off and that travellers are noticing a difference. Following the recent decision of our Chief Executive Board, we will invest further in modern systems and so continuously improve the Alliance travel experience."

Star Alliance was the first airline alliance to receive the Best Alliance Award from Skytrax when the category was first introduced in 2005 and has since held the award seven times.

Five Star Alliance member carriers were ranked in the overall top ten of the world's best airline category, with Singapore Airlines taking the number three position, followed by ANA (fifth), Turkish Airlines (seventh), EVA Air (eighth) and Lufthansa (tenth).

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