Star Alliance Named the World’s Best Airline Alliance at Skytrax Awards

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SAA, Ethiopian Airlines & EgyptAir bags awards at Skytrax Awards

Star Alliance has been awarded the “World’s Best Airline Alliance once again at this year’s prestigious Skytrax World Airline Awards.” Also, the Alliance’s newly launched Paris Charles de Gaulle airport lounge also won “the World’s Best Airline Alliance Lounge title in its first year.” Star Alliance CEO Theo Panagiotoulias received the awards at a ceremony held at the iconic Fairmont Windsor Park, UK.

Mr Panagiotoulias said: “The commitment and effort of every employee at Star Alliance and member airlines throughout a promising 2023 have culminated in this award. I proudly accept this honour on their behalf and commend them for their dedication. I encourage them to keep aiming for excellence this year and in the future.”

Star Alliance, the world’s first and largest airline alliance, represents a globally recognised brand committed to providing a seamless experience for its collective customer base. Dedicated to delivering a smoother journey, Star Alliance and its member airlines offer the widest network in the sky, along with benefits such as loyalty reciprocation, efficient baggage tracking, exclusive lounge access, and expedited gold track security clearance, among other perks.

Edward Plaisted, CEO of Skytrax said: “We congratulate Star Alliance on a fabulous double achievement at this year’s awards, winning the World’s Best Airline Alliance and the World’s Best Airline Alliance Lounge categories. The latest Star Alliance lounge at Terminal 1, Paris CDG Airport has quickly established itself as a flagship facility and a customer favourite.”

In addition to the Alliance awards, 16 Star Alliance member airlines received 47 top honours in individual categories with African carriers, EgyptAir, Ethiopian Airlines and South African Airways, bagging the following awards;

EgyptAir: Most improved airline in Africa

Ethiopian Airlines: Best airline in Africa, best business and economy class in Africa and best economy class onboard catering in Africa.

South African Airways: Cleanest airline in Africa

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