Press Release 2012, Other

FRANKFURT, Germany- October 4th,2012

STAR ALLIANCE AGAIN VOTED BEST AIRLINE ALLIANCE AT BUSINESS TRAVELLER AWARDS

FRANKFURT, Germany - October 4th, 2012 - The readers of Business Traveller Magazine have voted Star Alliance as the best airline alliance for the seventh time in a row.

In accepting the award, Christian Klick, Vice President Corporate Office, Star Alliance said: "Receiving this award in our 15th Anniversary year makes it extra special. It is further proof that international travellers value the benefits which only an airline alliance can provide."

The awards are recognised throughout the industry as the premier achievement for business travel and give readers of Business Traveller the chance to honour those airlines, airports, hotels and car hire companies which they think are making a real difference in their life on the road.

The annual reader survey is completely independent with no preselection, all of the data from the survey is analysed and audited by an independent market research company who provide the list of winners.

In addition to Star Alliance, the following member carriers received awards: Singapore Airlines for Best Long-Haul Airline, Best Asia Airline, Best Economy Class and Best Cabin Staff; United for best North American Airline; LOT Polish Airlines for Best Eastern European Airline and South African Airways for Best African Airline.

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 recognised 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 New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, Avianca, TACA Airlines, Blue1, Brussels Airlines, Copa Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EGYPTAIR, Ethiopian Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, SWISS, TAM Airlines, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines, THAI, United and US Airways. EVA Air and Shenzhen Airlines have been announced as future members. Overall, the Star Alliance network offers more than 21,500 daily flights to 1,356 airports in 193 countries.



About Business Traveller:
Traveller is the leading magazine for the frequent business traveller, with ten editions worldwide including the UK, US, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, China, Germany, Denmark, Hungary, Africa and Poland, plus websites in the UK (businesstraveller.com), Asia ( businesstraveller.asia), Middle East ( businesstravellerme.com), US ( businesstravelerusa.com), Poland ( businesstraveller.pl) and France ( businesstravel.fr). Launched in the UK in 1976, it has become the leading magazine around the world for the frequent business traveller. It is a consumer publication, aimed at entertaining corporate travellers, saving them money and making their travelling life easier. Each edition is packed with editorial on the latest news from airlines, airports, hotels and car rental. Visit businesstraveller.com for more information.

  • Adria Airways
  • Aegean Airlines
  • Air Canada
  • Air China
  • Air New Zealand
  • ANA
  • Asiana Airlines
  • Austrian
  • avianca
  • 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
  • THAI
  • Turkish Airlines
  • United