AMSTERDAM, June 16, 2015 – Following a successful pilot yoga program in SkyTeam’s Lounge at London’s Heathrow Airport, the global airline alliance has launched two new Yoga tutorials for passengers to enjoy wherever they are in the world and even at 30,000 feet.
Recognizing customers’ desire to stay fit and healthy on their travels, SkyTeam has teamed up with Amsterdam-based yoga teacher, Asaf Hacmon, who used his own experience as a frequent flyer to develop the tutorials: one for the ground and one that can be followed in-flight.
Each 15-minute program, developed exclusively for SkyTeam and its 20 members, features a series of yoga stretches and breathing techniques that are easy to follow, regardless of what passengers are wearing or their class of travel. Customers flying on 18 of SkyTeam’s 20 members will find the Yoga in-flight video offered as part of the airline’s Inflight Entertainment. The tutorials are also available on the SkyTeam app and can be accessed offline, so passengers can enjoy them at their leisure.
“For passengers using our routine while onboard, there’s no downward dog or plank involved, just very simple yoga exercises that don’t intrude on other passenger’s space,” said Fatima da Gloria, SkyTeam’s Brand and Communications Director. “Offering our customers the chance to relax and stay fit before and during a flight is another way we are contributing to a more seamless and enjoyable travel experience.”
Meanwhile, SkyTeam’s Yoga Studio concept at Heathrow will be extended to the alliance’s new Lounge at Hong Kong that is scheduled to open later this year. To view SkyTeam’s yoga tutorials, click here.The SkyTeam app is available to download free from the App Store or Google Play, and in China available on 360, baidu, hiapk and wandoujia.
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SkyTeam is the global airline alliance with 20 member airlines working together to offer seamless travel on an extensive global network. From top hubs around the world, SkyTeam members provide reliable and comfortable journeys to over 1,050 destinations. SkyTeam customers can unwind in 623 lounges as they travel, earn and redeem Frequent Flyer Miles. SkyTeam Elite Plus customers are eligible for SkyPriority services. The 20 members are: Aeroflot, Aerolíneas Argentinas, Aeroméxico, Air Europa, Air France, Alitalia, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Garuda Indonesia, Kenya Airways, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Korean Air, Middle East Airlines, Saudia, TAROM, Vietnam Airlines and Xiamen Airlines. SkyTeam welcomes 612 million customers each year on more than 16,320 daily flights to 1,052 destinations in 177 countries.
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