The oneworld® Alliance was named Best Airline Alliance in the 2021 Business Traveller UK Awards, winning the title for the ninth consecutive year.
The award winners were chosen by readers of Business Traveller UK, who were asked to reflect on their experiences in the past 24 months with travel providers before and during COVID-19. For more than 30 years, the Business Traveller UK Awards have recognised the preferred companies in travel and hospitality.
In addition to the alliance’s win, oneworld member airlines British Airways and Qatar Airways took home several awards:
· British Airways
o Best Short-Haul Carrier
o Best Frequent Flyer Programme
o Best Airport Lounge (Concorde Room)
o Best New Seat (Club Suite)
o Best Credit or Payment Card for Travel (BA American Express Premium Plus Card)
o Best Travel App
· Qatar Airways
o Best Business Class
o Best Long-Haul Carrier
o Best Middle Eastern Airline
o Best Inflight Food & Beverage
On behalf of the alliance, oneworld Chief Transformation Officer Rishi Kapoor received the Best Airline Alliance award from Panacea Media Managing Director Julian Gregory. Headquartered in London, Panacea Media is the publisher of Business Traveller UK.
oneworld’s repeat win in the Business Traveller UK Awards comes soon after it was named World’s Best Airline Alliance in the Skytrax World Airline Awards 2021 and Best Airline Alliance in the Business Traveler USA Best in Business Travel Awards.
oneworld Chairman and Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive His Excellency Mr Akbar Al Baker said: “For the oneworld Alliance to be named Best Airline Alliance in the 2021 Business Traveller UK Awards for the ninth consecutive year is a ringing endorsement of our long-standing commitment to excellence. Our member airlines around the world continue to set the highest of standards and we truly appreciate the support of our customers in winning this award during the most challenging of times”.
oneworld CEO Rob Gurney said: “We are pleased to once again receive this accolade from the readers of Business Traveller UK and we want to thank them for their endorsement through the challenging times faced by the industry. The award underlines oneworld member airlines’ commitment to customer service and further demonstrates the quality exemplified by our members”.