Press releases and news articles 2011

SkyTeam Airlines Co-Locate at Beijing Capital International Airport

SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, has unveiled its brand new check-in co-located area at Terminal 2 Beijing Capital International Airport. The new facility brings together Air France, Aeroflot, Alitalia, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta Air Lines, Korean Air, KLM and Vietnam Airlines, as part of SkyTeam members’ efforts to collaborate in order to improve customer benefits and deliver a superior SkyTeam experience. This is the first time that SkyTeam, the #1 airline alliance in the Greater China region, has operated out of a common location in China.

BEIJING, 14 December 2011

SkyTeam Invites Customers to Share Airport Tips

SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, makes use of the holiday season to celebrate the success of its SkyTips campaign. Customers worldwide are invited to share their airport travel tips on Facebook for a chance to win tickets to China.

AMSTERDAM, 28 November 2011

Xiamen Airlines Joins SkyTeam

SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, today formally accepted the joining of Xiamen Airlines into the alliance. China’s fifth largest airline, Xiamen Airlines begins the joining process leading to full entry into SkyTeam by the end of 2012, further strengthening the alliance offer in the flourishing southeast China region.

AMSTERDAM, 17 November 2011

SkyTeam Launches Round the World Fare Promotion

SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, is offering a Round the World fare promotion to celebrate the launch of its Round the World Planner. Depending on the customer’s starting point, discounts range from 10-30% off the normal ticket price. The promotion is valid for business and economy class tickets, for sale now through 30 November 2011 and for travel through 30 June 2012.

AMSTERDAM, 6 October 2011

China Airlines Joins SkyTeam

SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, today welcomed China Airlines as its 15th member at a joining ceremony held in Taipei. The flag carrier of Taiwan and one of the world’s leading cargo carriers, China Airlines becomes the first Taiwanese airline to join SkyTeam and cements the alliance’s #1 position in the Greater China region

TAIPEI, 28 September 2011

SkyTeam Launches Online Round The World Planner

SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, has launched a new, self-service Round the World Planner for its customers. The user-friendly online application has been designed to allow customers to create their own SkyTeam Round the World itineraries, using the extensive networks of all 14 SkyTeam member airlines.

AMSTERDAM, 19 September 2011

SkyTeam Aligns Extra Baggage Allowance for Elite Members

Effective 1 September 2011, SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, will implement a consistent extra baggage policy for Elite and Elite Plus frequent flyers across all 14 member airlines.

AMSTERDAM, 22 August 2011

China Eastern Joins SkyTeam

China Eastern and its subsidiary Shanghai Airlines officially joined the SkyTeam global airline alliance at a ceremony held in Beijing today. In welcoming these Shanghai-based airlines, SkyTeam cements its position as the region’s leading airline alliance, offering 10% more daily departures to and from the Greater China region. China Eastern becomes the 14th airline to join SkyTeam, which is expected to grow to 19 members by 2012.

BEIJING, 21 June 2011

SkyTeam Day at Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport on June 2nd, 2011

SkyTeam alliance members are today celebrating the opening of a new joint ticket office in Terminal 2A at Liszt Ferenc International Airport. To mark the occasion June 2 has been named SkyTeam day by the airport with events including an official opening ceremony and the visit of several alliance liveried aircraft of member airlines.

BUDAPEST, 2 June 2011

Aeroflot Joins SkyTeam Cargo

Aeroflot Russian Airlines has completed preparations for joining the global airline alliance SkyTeam Cargo. The announcement was made today by Oleg Korolev, Cargo Director, during a joining ceremony which was held at the Air Cargo Europe in Munich, Germany. Aeroflot is the ninth airline to join the global air cargo alliance.

MUNICH, 11 May 2011

SkyTeam Appoints Michael Wisbrun As New Managing Director

SkyTeam has appointed Michael Wisbrun as its new Managing Director, replacing Marie-Joseph Malé effective 1 June 2011. As head of the management team, based in the central office in Amsterdam, Michael Wisbrun will be responsible for implementing the future strategic plan as set forth by the SkyTeam Governing Board.

AMSTERDAM, 6 April 2011

SkyTeam appoints Vice President Information Technology

IT key priority to develop services as member base grows. SkyTeam has appointed Michael Kimman as Vice President Information Technology as of 1 April 2011. The alliance is growing substantially and expanding its services; IT development is a vital element in improving the alliance offer to customers globally.

AMSTERDAM, 9 March 2011

Middle East Airlines Joins SkyTeam

Middle East Airlines – Air Liban (MEA), the flag carrier of Lebanon, today signed an agreement to join SkyTeam in 2012. MEA will be the alliance’s second member from the Middle East, a strategic growth market for SkyTeam.

BEIRUT, 28 February 2011

SkyTeam to Welcome Middle East Airlines as Future Member

Middle East Airlines – Air Liban (MEA), the national carrier of Lebanon, will sign an agreement on February 28 to officially start the process of joining SkyTeam in 2012. Customers will benefit from increased access to and from the Middle East and Western Africa.

AMSTERDAM, BEIRUT, 19 January 2011

SkyTeam Launches iPhone App for Passengers

SkyTeam has officially launched an innovative new mobile offering to all passengers traveling with any of its thirteen member airlines.

AMSTERDAM, 17 January 2011

Saudi Arabian Airlines Joins SkyTeam

Saudi Arabian Airlines, the flag carrier of Saudi Arabia, today signed an agreement to join SkyTeam in 2012. The airline will be SkyTeam’s first member from the Middle East, adding 35 new destinations to the alliance network.

JEDDAH, 10 January 2011