SkyTeam brings the spirit of giving to Vancouver Airport for Lunar New Year

SkyTeam brings the spirit of giving to Vancouver Airport for Lunar New Year

                                                                   Making holiday travel an experience worth sharing

AMSTERDAM, February 22nd, 2018 – Global airline alliance, SkyTeam, made traveling to see family and friends for the Lunar New Year celebrations extra special at Vancouver International Airport. Embracing the spirit of the season the alliance combined the enjoyment of giving and receiving traditional red envelopes with the bonus of SkyPriority services for lucky customers at the start of the holiday.

Customers using SkyTeam’s SkyPriority check-in desks for flights to Greater China were handed a red envelope, each containing a special invitation for a day of SkyPriority benefits. In turn they offered these as a gift to customers in adjacent economy class check-in lines, enabling them to access services, including priority check-in, and priority boarding. The fun and excitement at the airport was captured in film.

The red envelopes were handed out by SkyTeam member airlines’ frequent-flyers and flight attendants from China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern and XiamenAir.

“With four members in Greater China, SkyTeam airlines help reunite thousands of friends and families during the Lunar New Year festivities,” said Perry Cantarutti, SkyTeam’s CEO. “Our own celebrations captured the season’s spirit of generosity and, at the same time, offered a smoother airport experience to get passenger’s vacations off to a flying start with SkyPriority.”

SkyTeam’s Lunar New Year in numbers*:

  • 33,600 flights operated within Greater China by SkyTeam’s regional members – China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern and XiamenAir.
  • 189 – destinations served within Greater China
  • 256 – flights operated between Shanghai and Beijing
  • 30% – almost a third of all SkyTeam departures operated within Greater China

* Travel period from 2 to 15 February, 2018



Videos for download:

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About SkyTeam: 

SkyTeam is the global airline alliance with 20 member airlines working together to offer seamless travel on an extensive global network. SkyTeam customers can unwind in 600+ 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 730 million customers each year on more than 16,609 daily flights to 1,074 destinations in 177 countries. / /


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