Frankfurt, Germany – March 29, 2013– The readers and jury of industry specialist newswire Air Transport News have again voted Star Alliance as best airline alliance.
"It is a pleasure for me to accept this award on behalf of our 27 member airlines," said Mark Schwab, CEO Star Alliance. "We are honoured that the readers of Air Transport News have given us this accolade two years in a row."
In addition, Star Alliance member carrier Turkish Airlines received the award for Airline of the Year.
Two Star Alliance hub airports were honoured. Istanbul Atatürk Airport received the best Airport of the Year award with Geneva Airport taking the 10-30 million passengers per year airport accolade.
Details can be found at: http://www.atn.aero/article.pl?mcateg=organisations&id=42343
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, Brussels Airlines, Copa Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EGYPTAIR, Ethiopian Airlines, 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. EVA Air has been announced as future member. Overall, the Star Alliance network offers more than 21,900 daily flights to 1,329 airports in 194 countries.
Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam Group Chief Executive Officer