SkyTeam's culture is based on ambition, but also and most importantly on teamwork and diversity. The organization is made of employees coming from all corners of the world, bringing in the most varied cultures, approaches and backgrounds. This is something that gets me every time, the power of bridging distances and background, joining hands towards a common goal.
What I like about SkyTeam is the sense of belonging to something good. We are all engaging with our member carriers on a daily basis and with each one of them the feeling is that we are part of a community, long lasting relationship that is based on bringing value to customers, business but also people.
The launch of SkyCare&Protect within a record time of two months was definitely a challenge but also quite an achievement too: knowing that all over the world, all our member carriers were delivering 15 aligned health and safety measures to protect our joint customers during the pandemic, both in the air and on ground, was really powerful. That also was recognized with a gold award at the International Customer Experience Awards in the "customer experience in the crisis" category.
Similarly, also launching an industry-first testing labs locator, supporting customers to find the closest COVID-19 testing facility, developed in house in a matter of three weeks and with a global scope, is an achievement that I am very impressed with.
The primary focus on working in an airline is - rightfully so - the experience of a customer on the airline's touch points, from the digital booking experience, to customer service, until the day of travel (check-in, boarding and onboard).
What in an airline is often neglected is to focus on what happens to an airline customer when they leave the airline's touch points, for example when connecting to a partner carrier, or when being handled by a partner's agent in another airport than the airline's home base.
That expanded scope, that multi-carrier experience nuance, is what makes working for an alliance truly unique.