American business travel magazine Global Traveler has named oneworld the best airline alliance of 2011. The honour was granted to oneworld for the second year in a row on the basis of reader research. oneworld brings together 12 of the world’s biggest and best airlines – and 20 affiliates – with more signed up to join soon.
The airline alliance is also current holder of the World Travel Awards’ ‘World’s Leading Airline Alliance’ title, retaining that award for the eighth year running.
oneworld’s members are American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Iberia, Japan Airlines, LAN, Malév Hungarian Airlines, Mexicana, Qantas, Finnair, Royal Jordanian and S7. Kingfisher, Airberlin and Malaysia Airlines will join in 2012.
The Alliance offers the market-leading range of alliance fare and sales products. It is committed to innovation to improve customer service; the winner of more international awards for airline alliances than either of its competitors and is the alliance with the strongest collective profitability record. Unfortunately, there are no Africa airline members of the oneworld alliance.
US-based Global Traveler describes itself as the “magazine for luxury business travelers”.