Press releases and news articles 2023
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The seven winners of The Sustainable Flight Challenge, the industry-first sustainability initiative launched by global airline alliance, SkyTeam, have been announced at an awards event held at the Delta Flight Museum in Atlanta.
SkyTeam has welcomed Evgenia Starkova as Head of Marketing and Sustainability, a newly-created position that strengthens the global airline alliance’s commitment to delivering a more seamless, integrated and responsible journey.
The second Sustainable Flight Challenge has generated more than 350 new solutions to help drive a greener future for air travel. Finalists are pitching their ideas to a globally diverse judging panel of industry and sustainability leaders to determine this year’s winners of the Challenge’s seven awards.
SkyTeam’s branded Lounge at Santiago International Airport is now open to Priority Pass members traveling on flights operated or marketed by SkyTeam member airlines, including codeshare services with airline partners such as LATAM, regardless of cabin class or Frequent Flyer status.
SkyTeam is excited to be the official Alliance Partner at the World Aviation Festival from 26 – 28 September 2023 in Lisbon. The three-day event is expected to welcome over 5,000 attendees who’ll hear from 500 aviation experts, including SkyTeam CEO, Patrick Roux, and leaders from SkyTeam’s member airlines.
Customers connecting between SkyTeam member airlines can travel with confidence knowing their hand baggage complies with every airline in their itinerary, thanks to SkyTeam’s new Carry-on Calculator. Available on SkyTeam.com, customers simply enter their class of travel and the airlines they are flying with and the calculator does the rest in seconds.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 (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.
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.
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.