SkyTeam Members’ Premium Travelers Speed through Narita International Airport

First SkyPriority-branded fast-track security lane opens, enhances airport experience

AMSTERDAM, 7 FEBRUARY 2013 – A new SkyPriority fast-track security lane has opened at Tokyo’s Narita International Airport, offering SkyTeam’s premium customers a speedier airport experience from checking-in to boarding the plane.  The dedicated security lane is located behind an easily identifiable, SkyPriority-branded wall. Available exclusively to Elite Plus, First and Business Class customers flying from Terminal 1-North, it is one of a number of benefits available as part of SkyTeam’s alliance-wide SkyPriority initiative: red carpet treatment for top customers.

SkyPriority was launched at Narita in March last year. In addition to fast-track security clearance, eligible customers enjoy priority services such as: dedicated check-in desks; priority boarding and baggage collection; and priority at transfer and ticket desks.  With SkyPriority, SkyTeam is the only airline alliance to deliver consistent priority airport services across the globe. By the end of 2013, the program will be rolled-out to all of SkyTeam’s 1,000 destinations worldwide. 

“Our new SkyPriority security entrance is the first of its kind in SkyTeam’s global network and we’re delighted to offer our top customers at Narita a quicker and easier journey through the airport,” said Gordon Humpherys, SkyTeam’s Vice President Airport Services. “SkyPriority is part of our on-going effort to improve the customer experience, and a prime example of how our members are working together extensively to bring greater benefits to our customers.”

SkyTeam member airlines offer a comprehensive schedule of 978 weekly flights from 21 cities in Japan. Narita International Airport is served by 11 of SkyTeam’s 19 members, with 349 nonstop flights per week linking Tokyo to key destinations in Europe, North and Central America, Asia and Greater China.  SkyTeam members flying from Narita’s Terminal 1 North are: Aeroflot, Aeroméxico, Air France, Alitalia, China Southern, Delta Air Lines, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Korean Air and Vietnam Airlines. SkyTeam members currently located at Terminal 2 are: China Airlines and China Eastern.

For an image of SkyTeam’s dedicated SkyPriority fast-track security entrance at Tokyo’s Narita Airport click here.

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SkyTeam is a global airline alliance providing customers from member airlines access to an extensive global network with more destinations, more frequencies and more connectivity. Passengers can earn and redeem Frequent Flyer Miles throughout the SkyTeam network. SkyTeam member airlines offer customers access to 525 lounges worldwide. The nineteen members are: Aeroflot, Aerolíneas Argentinas, Aeroméxico, Air Europa, Air France, Alitalia, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Kenya Airways, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Korean Air, Middle East Airlines, Saudia, TAROM, Vietnam Airlines and Xiamen Airlines. SkyTeam offers its 552 million annual customers over 15,000 daily flights to 1,000 destinations in 187 countries. / /