Press releases and news articles 2023

SkyTeam Appoints Andrés Conesa, Aeromexico CEO, as Alliance Chairman

SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, has announced Andrés Conesa, Aeromexico’s Chief Executive Officer, as the new chair of its alliance board. Dr. Conesa has been at the helm of Aeromexico, a founding member of SkyTeam, since 2005.

AMSTERDAM, 4 June 2023

SkyTeam’s Sustainable Flight Challenge 2023 takes off, charting path to cleaner skies

After months of innovating and ideating, the wait is over. Between 15 – 28 May 2023, 22 global airlines will take to the skies as part of SkyTeam’s second Sustainable Flight Challenge – a shared mission to discover new solutions to help make air travel greener.

AMSTERDAM, 12 May 2023

Sky-high sounds and tunes for travel, SkyTeam launches Spotify playlists

SkyTeam sounds are taking off with a series of three special Spotify playlists carefully curated to put customers on cloud nine as they cross the alliance’s global network. Whether they want to unwind in one of SkyTeam’s 750 airport lounges or chill at altitude, customers can enjoy a soundtrack for every step of their journey featuring some of the best tunes for travel.

SkyTeam scoops ‘Alliance of the Year’ in Air Transport Awards 2023

SkyTeam has been named ‘Alliance of the Year’ in this year’s Air Transport Awards. Held in Montreal on Sunday, 19 March, the annual awards are the only international prizes that award all the main categories of the air transport industry. It is the third time SkyTeam has been ranked as the number one alliance.

AMSTERDAM, 20 March 2023

Virgin Atlantic to join SkyTeam Alliance today

Virgin Atlantic is officially joining SkyTeam today, enhancing the alliance’s offering at both London Heathrow and Manchester Airport. Customers can now benefit from more opportunities to earn and redeem points, with access to an extensive global route network.


SkyTeam and Global Lounge Network open first joint lounge in São Paulo

SkyTeam and Global Lounge Network (GLN) are partnering to open their first jointlounge at São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport. The new São Paulo lounge offers a well-appointed 700 square meter space with seating for 180 guests.

AMSTERDAM, 16 February 2023

SkyTeam announces second Sustainable Flight Challenge for 2023

SkyTeam, has announced its second Sustainable Flight Challenge will take place in May 2023 with the enthusiastic support of its member airlines’ CEOs. The Sustainable Flight Challenge (TSFC) harnesses the power of competition to encourage global airlines to accelerate their sustainability journeys by finding new ways to reduce air travel’s carbon footprint.

AMSTERDAM, 9 February 2023

SkyTeam’s top travelers help reshape the customer experience via upgraded SkyPriority Panel Audit App

SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, has upgraded its innovative SkyPriority Panel Audit App for Elite Plus, First and Business Class customers. Travelers can now complete quick surveys rating their experience of 750 airport lounges, as well as review SkyPriority touchpoints at more than 970 airports.

AMSTERDAM, 19 January 2023