Press releases 2022

Press releases, SkyTeam stories and news articles.

5 years of chilled Pacific vibes in SkyTeam’s Vancouver Lounge

It’s five years since SkyTeam opened our gorgeous glass-walled Lounge at Vancouver International Airport, offering a warm Canadian welcome to more than 10.5K customers every month. If you’ve not had a chance to visit for yourself yet, here are our 5 Lounge highlights.

Putting You First. SkyTeam Celebrates 10 Years of SkyPriority

SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, and its members are marking 10 years of SkyPriority, the award-winning series of priority airport services delivered by SkyTeam airlines at 970+ airports worldwide.

AMSTERDAM, 15 November 2022

SkyTeam appoints Patrick Roux as new CEO and Managing Director

SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, has named Patrick Roux as its new CEO/Managing Director, effective 1 October 2022. An industry veteran with more than 30 years’ experience, Patrick joins SkyTeam from the Air France-KLM Group, where he spent the last 15 years working at executive levels across key roles covering strategic and operational leadership, most recently as Senior Vice President Alliances.

AMSTERDAM, 3 October 2022

World Aviation Festival 2022

The 20th Annual World Aviation Festival is taking place this week in Amsterdam. The event is expected to welcome 5,000 attendees representing airlines, airports and key industry stakeholders from across the world. SkyTeam executives will take part in panel discussions about Sustainability, Customer Experience and Technology.

Virgin Atlantic to join SkyTeam Alliance

SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, and Virgin Atlantic have today announced that the UK airline will join as SkyTeam’s newest member in early 2023. Virgin Atlantic will become SkyTeam’s first and only UK member airline, enhancing the alliance’s transatlantic network and services to and from Heathrow and Manchester Airport.

LONDON, 27 September 2022

SkyTeam reopens new look Sydney Lounge redesigned with sustainability in mind

SkyTeam Elite Plus, First and Business Class customers flying from Sydney will enjoy a warm welcome, enhanced amenities and a more sustainable experience in SkyTeam’s dedicated lounge which reopens this week. Fully refurbished while international travel was suspended, the lounge has been redesigned from the floor up to offer a brand-new space in the same place.

SYDNEY, 14 September 2022

7 Packing Tips To Master Your Bags

International air travel is back and airports are busy. Unfortunately, queues and other operational issues might impact your bag’s journey through the airport. Here are some tips to keep in mind when you’re packing for your next trip.

SkyTeam partners with World Aviation Festival for Amsterdam debut

SkyTeam is sponsoring the 20th Annual World Aviation Festival being held in the global airline alliance’s home city of Amsterdam from 4-6th October.

AMSTERDAM, 13 July 2022

SkyTeam Opens New Lounge in Santiago de Chile

SkyTeam’s latest branded lounge has opened its doors to customers at Santiago International Airport, the alliance’s first in South America. The 709m2 facility is available to international Elite Plus, First and Business Class customers, featuring special touches, authentic local cuisine and spectacular views across the Andes.

AMSTERDAM, 11 May 2022

SkyTeam and Aeroflot have agreed to temporarily suspend the airline's SkyTeam membership.

SkyTeam and Aeroflot have agreed to temporarily suspend the airline's SkyTeam membership.

AMSTERDAM, 27 April 2022

SkyTeam statement MU5735

SkyTeam learned with great regret today of the incident involving China Eastern Airlines flight number MU5735 flying from Kunming to Guangzhou. China Eastern Airlines is a member of SkyTeam. The management and employees of all the SkyTeam partners are united in expressing their profound sympathy and condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims of this tragic incident. Those seeking further information about the incident should contact China Eastern Airlines on its toll-free information number 400 849 5530. Updated information is available on the China Eastern Airlines website, at

AMSTERDAM, 21 March 2022

Delta and Aeromexico launch touchless check-in, powered by SkyTeam technology

Traveling on an itinerary that includes flights on both Aeromexico and Delta is getting easier thanks to seamless technology introduced by the two SkyTeam member airlines. Travelers can now check in digitally and get their boarding passes through either airline’s self-service channels, then go directly to security without needing to use a kiosk or see an agent, offering a faster, touchless airport experience.