Frankfurt, Germany, March 26, 2018

STAR ALLIANCE NAMED AIRLINE ALLIANCE OF THE YEAR AT THE AIR TRANSPORT AWARDS

Star Alliance has been named Airline Alliance of the year for the second time in a row at the Air Transport Awards.

Jeffrey Goh, CEO Star Alliance, commented: “As we transition into our third decade, Star Alliance has shifted its focus to improving the customer journey by leveraging digital technology. Receiving this award for the second consecutive year is testimony to the fact that we are on the right track, as we continue to roll out further product enhancements together with our member carriers, offering a better Alliance travel experience.”

The Awards were handed over at a special ceremony held at the Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai over the weekend. The event starting off with a concert by distinguished pianist, Mrs. Evgenia Votanopoulou, before the ten recipients were handed over their accolades.

The awards are based on votes from Air Transport News readers and the verdict of the jury, which again included some of the most prominent figures of the air transport industry, namely:

  • Henrik Hololei, Chairperson of the Jury & Director General for Mobility and Transport, European Commission
  • Angela Gittens, Director General, ACI (excluding airport categories)
  • Robert Deillon, Vice President, Hermes - Air Transport Organization
  • Ulrich Schult Strathaus, ex Secretary General, AEA
  • Salvatore Sciacchitano, Executive Secretary, ECAC
  • Charles Schlumberger, Lead Air Transport, World Bank

Note: accepting the award was Dr. Martin Müller, Director Strategy and Finance at Star Alliance.

About Star Alliance: The Star Alliance network was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance to offer worldwide reach, recognition and seamless service to the international traveller. Its acceptance by the market has been recognized by numerous awards, including the Air Transport World Market Leadership Award and Best Airline Alliance by both Business Traveller Magazine and Skytrax. The member airlines are: Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air India, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, Avianca, Avianca Brasil, Brussels Airlines, Copa Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EGYPTAIR, Ethiopian Airlines, EVA Air, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, SWISS, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines, THAI and United. Overall, the Star Alliance network currently offers more than 18,400 daily flights to 1,300 airports in 191 countries. Further connecting flights are offered by Star Alliance Connecting Partner, Juneyao Airlines.