FAQs General Alliance

Got a general question about the airline alliance? Here's a list of the most frequently asked questions (FAQ) to help you find the answer. If you need more information, please get in touch.  

SkyTeam was founded on June 22, 2000 by members Aeromexico, Air France, Delta Air Lines and Korean Air.

SkyTeam members offer their 437 million annual customers globally over 10,770 daily flights to 1,050 destinations in 166 countries.

The SkyTeam alliance provides customers access to an extensive global network with more destinations, more frequencies and more connectivity. This makes it possible for travelers to plan trips that involve the use of more than one airline, all on one ticket. At the same time, customers can earn and redeem Frequent Flyer Miles throughout the alliance network.

Airlines not flying particular routes or markets can offer their customers extended network benefits through alliances. Airlines can also share best practices on for example IT systems, consolidation of costs, joint purchasing and co-locations at airports are other benefits. 

SkyTeam has a Managing Director. As head of the Management Team, the Chief Executive Officer is responsible for implementing the strategic plan for the future as set forth by the SkyTeam Governing Board. The current Managing Director is Patrick Roux. The Chairman of the Governing Board is Andrés Conesa.

Regions where we would welcome the right opportunities to strengthen our network even further to meet the demands of our customers are India and Brazil. We are actively looking to fill these gaps by talking to several potential future partners.

Virgin Atlantic joined SkyTeam on the 2nd of March. Currently there are no new airlines scheduled to join.

Quality, with safety first (IOSA certificate is a prerequisite), network compatibility, and the growth potential of a candidate member.


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