SkyTeam Flying High With New Members
SkyTeam, the second largest global alliance, with 20 airlines on board, offers approximately 16,323 daily flights to 1052 destinations in 177 countries to explore. Whether making a personal journey or doing global business, you’ll enjoy more flexibility, convenience and choices along your journey with SkyTeam. SkyTeam also has the only cargo alliance in the world, SkyTeam Cargo.
SkyTeam was established in June 2000 with the participation of four airlines: Aeroméxico, Delta Air Lines, Air France and Korean Air. This year its membership increased to 20. Current 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 offers its 612 million annual passengers a worldwide network of flights covering 1052 destinations. The alliance strives to provide its customers with seamless connections and a hassle-free travel experience before, during, between and after their flights. Eligible customers have access to 629 lounges at airports worldwide to provide special services to its customers.
In August 2002, the alliance launched the SkyTeam Europe Pass specifically geared to accommodate leisure travelers visiting European destinations. This customizable ticketing option brings a new level of convenience to SkyTeam passengers visiting multiple destinations within the continent. The SkyTeam Europe Pass provides ease and speed with air travel, discounted prices and the ability to earn additional frequent flyer miles on each leg they fly.. In July 2004 SkyTeam announced the America Pass and added the Asia Pass to its portfolio in October 2005.
A memorandum of understanding was signed between nine SkyTeam members and the British Airport Authority in June 2006 to establish joint facilities at Terminal-4 of Heathrow Airport in London. In September 2008, the China Pass was launched. In June 2009, SkyTeam's first terminal was opened at Heathrow while in September of the same year the alliance announced the Mexico Pass. In October 2009 joint facilities for the alliance were opened at Terminal-4 of Heathrow Airport.