SkyTeam Airline Alliance Appoints New Chief Executive Officer

SkyTeam Airline Alliance Appoints New Chief Executive Officer

Kristin Colvile to take over from Perry Cantarutti 

Amsterdam, June 4th, 2018 - SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, has named Kristin Colvile as its new Chief Executive Officer. The appointment was confirmed today at a meeting of the alliance’s Governing Board, which is composed of CEOs and Chairmen of the 20 member airlines.

Kristin has over 25 years’ experience in the industry and will be joining SkyTeam from Delta, where she has held leadership roles in numerous divisions of Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines since joining the company in 1993. Most recently, Kristin led Delta’s cargo enterprise through a highly successful multi-year transformation.

‘We’re very pleased to welcome Kristin onboard as SkyTeam’s new CEO. She joins the alliance at an important transitional phase, and we are absolutely confident that Kristin’s extensive experience will help us to build the alliance of the future for all 20 of our member airlines and their customers, said Michael Wisbrun, SkyTeam’s Chairman.  

Perry Cantarutti, former CEO and Managing Director of SkyTeam, will be returning to Delta Air Lines to take up the role of S.V.P of Alliances.

‘We thank Perry for all his hard work over the last three years. He brought many pivotal projects into fruition that will continue to expand under Kristin’s guidance,’ said Wisbrun.

In her new position Kristin will be tasked with building on the significant investment that SkyTeam has made into developing industry-leading technology. She will continue to focus on maximizing the tools to enhance seamlessness for all our members and their customers.

 

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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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