Press Release 2013, Other

NEW YORK - July 18th, 2013


Star Alliance airlines win four Globerunner Awards

NEW YORK - July 18th, 2013 - Star Alliance, the way the Earth connects, has been named Best Airline Alliance for the second year running by the readers of Frequent Business Traveller, an online magazine designed for the affluent frequent business traveller.

"The readers of Frequent Business Traveler are among the most discerning patrons of travel in the world," said Jonathan Spira, editorial director of Frequent Business Traveler. "Star Alliance was voted the top alliance for 2013 by an overwhelming majority, and that speaks volumes about what they think when it comes to airline loyalty."

Star Alliance member airlines were also distinguished in four out of seven individual airline award categories. Lufthansa took two awards – for Best First Class Lounges and Best Frequent Flyer Programme for its Miles and More. In addition, SWISS was chosen in the category Best Business Class Lounges while Singapore Airlines was voted Best Airline in Asia/Pacific.

The Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards recognise the world's best airlines, hotels chains, automobile manufacturers, car rental agencies, luggage manufacturers, and travel websites. The winners were selected in an online vote that took place from January 9th to March 15th, 2013 and over 110,000 votes were cast by its readers. The Globerunner awards were launched in 2012.

The awards were presented at a ceremony at The Penn Club in New York City. Coverage of the award ceremony, with photos, is available online at:

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, 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, TAM Airlines, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines, THAI, United and US Airways. Overall, the Star Alliance network offers more than 21,900 daily flights to 1,328 airports in 195 countries.

About Frequent Business Traveler:
Frequent Business Traveler ( is an online publication that brings must-read travel tips and insights, news, reviews, and local knowledge to globetrotting executives in order to ensure seamless, productive, and successful travel. It is published by Accura Media Group, a publisher of online content for the new class of consumers who prefer luxury, eco-friendliness, and smart design.

  • Adria Airways
  • Aegean Airlines
  • Air Canada
  • Air China
  • Air New Zealand
  • ANA
  • Asiana Airlines
  • Austrian
  • avianca
  • Brussels Airlines
  • copa Airlines
  • Croatia Airlines
  • Ethiopian Airlines
  • EVA Air
  • LOT Polish Airlines
  • Lufthansa
  • Scandinavian Airlines
  • Shenzhen Airlines
  • Singapore Airlines
  • South African Airways
  • TAP Portugal
  • THAI
  • Turkish Airlines
  • United