Star Alliance’s Los Angeles airport (LAX) lounge won the title of North America’s Leading Airport Lounge for the fourth year running at the recently held World Travel Awards 2023. The award was announced at the Caribbean & The Americas gala ceremony held on the island of Saint Lucia last month. “Lounges play a vital role in enhancing the airport journey, and our Star Alliance LAX lounge has been at the front of the pack since it first opened,” said Star Alliance CEO Theo Panagiotoulias.
Panagiotoulias went on to thank the company’s “dedicated team that keeps our LAX lounge running in tip-top shape from morning to night, as well as our Star Alliance member carriers for working with us to make this lounge a success for so many years.” The Star Alliance Los Angeles airport lounge is considered one of the world’s very best airport lounges, and consistently wins prestigious industry awards each year. Most recently, it was named the World’s Best Airline Alliance Lounge by Skytrax in June 2023.
Boasting an outdoor terrace with firepits, a water wall and panoramic runway views towards the Hollywood Hills, the sprawling 18,000 square foot lounge is characterized by its cool Californian charm during the day, and transforms into a vibrant space in the evening. For those preferring a peaceful moment before their flight, the lounge offers numerous areas to relax, work and dine as they wish. The World Travel Awards acknowledge and celebrate excellence across all key sectors of the travel, tourism and hospitality industries. It was established in 1993 and is recognized as one of the most prestigious award programs in travel and tourism.
The Star Alliance network was launched in 1997 as the first global airline alliance, based on a customer value proposition of global reach, worldwide recognition and seamless service. Since inception, it has offered the largest and most comprehensive airline network, with a focus on improving customer experience across the Alliance journey. Overall, the network currently offers more than 16,000 daily flights to almost 1,200 airports in 186 countries.