SkyTeam opened a new co-located facility at Mexico City International Airport (MEX) on February 17 with more room, an enhanced flight information display system and expanded passenger drop-off area.
On April 15, SkyTeam expanded the Round the World fare and Europe Pass offerings to include the route networks of Continental Airlines, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Northwest Airlines.
SkyTeam Cargo was recognized as "Best Air Freight Alliance" at the 2005 Asian Freight and Supply Chain Awards (AFSCA) ceremony on April 27. On May 15, Continental Airlines, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Northwest Airlines joined the other SkyTeam carriers in offering the America Pass fare.
SkyTeam announced details regarding the Associate Program at the Governing Board meeting held June 9 in Amsterdam. The first carriers selected to take part in the joining process included Air Europa, Copa Airlines, Kenya Airways and TAROM. On October 15, SkyTeam launched the Asia Pass fare specifically geared to accommodate travelers visiting destinations in Asia and the Pacific region, providing passengers discounts and the ability to earn additional frequent flyer miles on each leg they fly.
Northwest Airlines joined the award-winning SkyTeam Cargo alliance on October 20, bringing the cargo alliance membership to eight carriers.
On October 25, Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands became the first company to sign on as a client of SkyTeam's global corporate contract offering, providing the company worldwide access and customized travel solutions through a single agreement with the alliance.