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The Ticketor
22-09-2004, 14:11
At denne prisen er basert i UK har selvfølgelig litt å si, men likevel...

news from oneworld and its member airlines

Wednesday, 22 September 2004

oneworld voted world's best airline alliance again

oneworld has been named the world's Best Airline Alliance again by some of the most frequent of the world's flyers.

It received its latest honour in the 2004 Business Traveller Awards. The magazine presents its trophies based on the findings of its annual poll of its readers, who include some of the most widely traveled passengers around the world. It is the only travel survey conducted by a UK-based publication which is independent, authoritative and which complies with the rules laid out by the Market Research Society.

It is the second time that oneworld has received this award in three years it has been presented. oneworld was also named the World's Leading Airline Alliance in the most recent World Travel Awards, and based on votes cast by 80,000 travel agencies professionals from more than 200 countries.

oneworld Managing Partner John McCulloch said: "This is a great vote of confidence from some of our key customers. It reflects the quality of our airline members, our lead in serving more countries and in offering more alliance fare products than our competitors, and our determination to deliver alliance customer service better than any one else."

The latest award was presented by the Countess of Wessex to oneworld Vice-President Public Relations Michael Blunt, on behalf of the alliance, at a ceremony attended by more than 400 senior travel industry executives from around the world at the London Hilton Hotel today.

oneworld members virtually swept the board in the scheme's various individual airline categories. British Airways took seven prizes – as best airline overall and best for first class, business class, economy class, longhaul travel, shorthaul airline and frequent flyer programme. American Airlines was voted top North American airline. Members of rival alliances managed just two honours between them.

In the other leading industry awards this year - the 2004 OAG Airline of the Year and the 2004 SkyTrax Airline of the Year – oneworld partner airlines also gained more accolades than members of both its competitor alliances combined.

In the 2004 Airline Strategy Awards, run by the highly-regarded Airline Business magazine, oneworld carriers take four of the six awards. Members of other alliances did not receive a mention between them. The top prize, for Executive Leadership, is won a oneworld carrier for the third year running, keeping it in the alliance's hands since the award's inception.

Airline Business' US counterpart Air Transport World also presented more awards to the grouping's partners than to members of other global alliances at its prize-giving ceremony in January, selecting Qantas as its overall Airline of the Year, with another special award for Aer Lingus.

oneworld remains the most international of the global airline alliances, serving more countries than any of its rivals, a total of 135 territories. It also offers a wider range of alliance fare and sales products than all the competition combined. Reflecting the quality of its partners, it was also the only alliance whose members ended last year with a collective operating profit.

Business Traveller's is the only travel survey conducted by a UK-based publication which is independent, authoritative and which complies with the rules laid out by the Market Research Society.

BEF
22-09-2004, 15:02
Joa, det er engelsk, men det er vel heller ikke helt uten grunn at OneWorld går av med seieren igjen?

The Ticketor
22-09-2004, 15:07
oneworld har jo strenge krav på dem som skal bli med, kanskje litt for strenge (?). Men det gikk jo veldig bra i OAG og SkyTrax også.

EB
23-09-2004, 08:27
Best på hva? Individuelt er jeg ganske sikker på at selskapene (ikke alle) men noen er meget gode... Men alliansen er den klart minste med store hull i forskjellige deler av verden. Men i UK er de jo godt dekket og det teller nok mest i bladet som kårer Heathrow til en av verdens beste flyplasser...

The Ticketor
23-09-2004, 10:49
Best på hva står jo der oppe...