Star Alliance voted Best Airline Alliance

Star Alliance, the airline network for Earth, has been voted `Best Airline Alliance`, at the prestigious Business Traveller annual awards.

Readers of Business Traveller magazine judged Star Alliance, the world`s leading airline alliance, to be better than its competitors in this year`s poll.

Commenting on the award, Jaan Albrecht chief executive officer for Star Alliance said: “This award underlines our commitment to providing businesss customers with a travel experience that is second to none.Ê At Star Alliance we know just how important it is to have products and services that improve the travel experience for our customers.Ê Star Alliance offers them a network that spans the globe, with access to over 550 lounges worldwide as well as the ability to earn and redeem frequent flyer points between all member airlines.”

Star Alliance was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance to offer customers global reach and a smooth travel experience. The members are Air Canada, Air New Zealand, ANA - All Nippon Airways, Asiana Airlines, Austrian Airlines Group, bmi, Lufthansa, Mexicana Airlines, SAS, Singapore Airlines, Spanair, Thai Airways International, United Airlines, and VARIG Brazilian Airlines.Ê LOT Polish Airlines is setÊ become a full member shortly and US Airways is scheduled to join the alliance early next year. Collectively Star Alliance offers 10,700 daily flights from 700 airports in 128 countries.