Star Alliance named World’s Best Airline Alliance at Skytrax

Theo Panagiotoulias accepts the Skytrax Award for Star Alliance
Photo Credit: Star Alliance

Star Alliance, the renowned airline alliance, has once again proven its dominance by winning the prestigious World’s Best Airline Alliance award at the Skytrax World Airline Awards.

In the ever-evolving aviation industry, recognition is a testament to exceptional service and unparalleled customer experience.

Adding to their accolades, the Alliance’s Los Angeles lounge has retained its position as the World’s Best Airline Alliance Lounge for an impressive seventh consecutive year.

These achievements solidify Star Alliance’s commitment to delivering seamless journeys and reaping the rewards of their unwavering dedication to excellence.

CEO Theo Panagiotoulias accepts award

The CEO of Star Alliance, Theo Panagiotoulias, graciously accepted the awards at a ceremony held during the Paris Air Show.

Expressing his delight, Mr. Panagiotoulias emphasized the alliance’s robust network and its promise of unparalleled travel experiences.

He expressed gratitude towards the millions of flyers who recognized the exceptional value Star Alliance provides.


As the skies become increasingly busy, he eagerly welcomed more travelers to experience what Star Alliance and its 26 member airlines have to offer.

Furthermore, Mr. Panagiotoulias took the opportunity to congratulate the entire team for their resilience and hard work throughout a challenging 2022.

 This win symbolizes the fruits of their labor and serves as a motivation to strive for even greater achievements in the future. Acknowledging their collective effort, he accepted the honor on behalf of every employee of Star Alliance and its member airlines.

Star Alliance notable achievements

Star Alliance’s dedication to enhancing the customer experience is at the forefront of their strategy. They continually focus on digitalizing the journey, extending unparalleled loyalty benefits, and pioneering groundbreaking innovations.

Notably, they have recently launched the Intermodal Partnership model with Deutsche Bahn, the German rail network, and introduced the HSBC Star Alliance Credit Card exclusively for the Australian market.

These initiatives reinforce Star Alliance’s commitment to staying at the forefront of the industry and delivering exceptional value to their passengers.

One of Star Alliance’s most celebrated achievements is the highly acclaimed Los Angeles Airport lounge. Renowned for its excellence, the lounge has consistently received numerous prestigious awards.

Boasting an outdoor terrace that offers breathtaking views, the lounge is a visual delight during the day and transforms into a vibrant and energetic space in the evenings.

It provides passengers with a truly memorable experience, complementing the journey and setting the stage for a remarkable travel encounter.

The Skytrax Awards

The Skytrax World Airline Awards, often referred to as the “Oscars of the aviation industry,” are globally recognized as a benchmark for excellence.

These awards are determined through impartial international customer voting. In this year’s survey, 20.23 million eligible entries were received from passengers of over 100 nationalities, making it a comprehensive representation of the flying community.

The survey, available in six major international languages, ran from September 2022 to March 2023.

Since the inception of the World’s Best Airline Alliance award category in 2005, Star Alliance has consistently emerged victorious.

This ongoing success attests to the alliance’s unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional service and ensuring the highest levels of customer satisfaction.

Edward Plaisted, the CEO of Skytrax, expressed his congratulations to Star Alliance for their remarkable achievement in winning both the World’s Best Airline Alliance and the World’s Best Airline Alliance Lounge awards.

The Star Alliance lounge in the Tom Bradley International Terminal has long been a favorite among customers and has been recognized with previous awards.

In addition to the Alliance awards, this year saw 13 Star Alliance member airlines receiving 35 additional accolades.

Among these honors was the coveted World’s Best Airline award, which was bestowed upon Singapore Airlines.

The range of awards received by Star Alliance member airlines spanned various categories, including World’s Cleanest Airline, World’s Best Premium Economy Class, and numerous best regional airline awards.


Star Alliance has once again solidified its position as the World’s Best Airline Alliance.

The recognition received at the Skytrax World Airline Awards is a testament to the alliance’s unwavering commitment to providing seamless journeys and unparalleled customer experiences.

With an extensive network, a focus on innovation, and a dedication to enhancing the travel journey, the airline group continues to set new standards of excellence in the aviation industry.

Travelers worldwide can trust in the exceptional value and remarkable service that Star Alliance and its member airlines consistently deliver.

By Len Varley - Assistant Editor 6 Min Read
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