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SkyTeam
SkyTeam
is an airline alliance. Founded in June 2000, SkyTeam
SkyTeam
was the last of the three major airline alliances to be formed, the first two being Star Alliance
Star Alliance
and Oneworld. As of March 2014[update], SkyTeam
SkyTeam
consists of 20 carriers from five continents and operates with the slogan "Caring more about you". It also operates a cargo alliance named SkyTeam
SkyTeam
Cargo, which partners ten carriers, all of them SkyTeam members. Its centralised management team, SkyTeam
SkyTeam
Central, is based at the World Trade Center Schiphol Airport
Airport
on the grounds of Amsterdam Airport
Airport
Schiphol in Haarlemmermeer, Netherlands.[5][6] In 2004, the alliance had its biggest expansion when Continental Airlines, Northwest Airlines
Northwest Airlines
and KLM
KLM
simultaneously joined as full members. In 2010, the alliance celebrated its 10th anniversary with the introduction of a special livery, the joining or upgrading status of four airlines, followed by the announcements of Aerolíneas Argentinas, China
China
Airlines, and Garuda Indonesia
Garuda Indonesia
to become full members. In January 2011 (2011-01), incorporated both Saudi Arabian Airlines and Middle East Airlines
Middle East Airlines
during 2012; these events effectively took place in May and June 2012 (2012-06), respectively, whereas Aerolíneas Argentinas
Aerolíneas Argentinas
and Xiamen Airlines memberships were activated in August and November the same year, respectively. Garuda Indonesia
Garuda Indonesia
entered the alliance in March 2014 (2014-03). As of March 2014[update], SkyTeam
SkyTeam
flies to more than 1,000 destinations in 178 countries and operates some 15,700 daily flights with a combined fleet of over 4,400 aircraft, including associate carriers. The alliance and its members have a total workforce of 459,781; furthermore, it has 564 lounges worldwide to serve 588 million annual passengers.[7]

Contents

1 Membership history

1.1 Formation and early years 1.2 2004: First major expansion 1.3 2005–2006 1.4 2007: Expansion 1.5 2008–2009: Departure of airlines and new initiatives 1.6 Tenth anniversary 1.7 2011–present: Second major expansion

2 Member airlines

2.1 Full members and their member affiliates 2.2 Former members and member affiliates

2.2.1 Former member airlines and their affiliates 2.2.2 Former affiliate members of current full members 2.2.3 Former associate members

3 SkyTeam
SkyTeam
Cargo 4 Benefits and services

4.1 SkyTeam
SkyTeam
hubs 4.2 Co-locations 4.3 Premium status

4.3.1 SkyTeam
SkyTeam
Elite 4.3.2 SkyTeam
SkyTeam
Elite Plus 4.3.3 Qualifying tiers by airline

5 Livery and logo 6 See also 7 Notes 8 References 9 External links

Membership history[edit] Formation and early years[edit]

Schiphol World Trade Center, where SkyTeam
SkyTeam
has its headquarters

On 22 June 2000, representatives of Aeroméxico, Air France, Delta Air Lines and Korean Air
Korean Air
held a meeting in New York to found a third airline alliance.[8] These became the four founding carriers of SkyTeam. Upon its formation, SkyTeam
SkyTeam
would offer its customers a total of 6,402 daily flights to 451 destinations in 98 countries. In September 2000 (2000-09), the alliance established a cargo alliance, SkyTeam
SkyTeam
Cargo. The group's inaugural members were Aeromexpress, Air France
Air France
Cargo, Delta Air Logistics and Korean Air Cargo.[8] The following month, the newly established airline alliance announced its intentions to incorporate CSA Czech Airlines
Czech Airlines
as the 5th member in April the following year.[9] The alliance saw the joining of CSA Czech Airlines
Czech Airlines
on 25 March 2001;[10] Alitalia
Alitalia
entered SkyTeam
SkyTeam
on 27 July the same year,[11] with its membership scheduled to become effective 1 November that year.[12] On 30 September 2001, the alliance received KLM's application for membership, following the airline's plans to create a leading airline group with Air France.[13] In 2003, Delta's subsidiary, Delta Express, was replaced by Song.[14][15] That same year, SkyTeam
SkyTeam
also launched an improved website focused on providing passengers with more information, increased interactivity and other resources.[16] 2004: First major expansion[edit] On 24 May 2004, Aeroflot, the flag carrier and principal airline of Russia, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with SkyTeam
SkyTeam
as it intended to become a full member. The event took place in Kremlin following the airline's application earlier in the year for membership.[17][18] SkyTeam
SkyTeam
expressed that Aeroflot
Aeroflot
has not met the consortium's standards, but that the airline's large hub networks made it ideal for the alliance, and made up for its deficiencies.[19] On 28 August, China
China
Southern Airlines, the largest carrier in the People's Republic of China, signed a preliminary agreement in Guangzhou
Guangzhou
in its bid to become a full member.[20] In the presence of a number of Chinese and airline officials, Yan Zhiqing, the chairman of China
China
Southern Airlines, said, "This agreement-signing event is an important step forward into the future for China Southern Airlines
China Southern Airlines
to adapt itself to the need of further reforms and opening to the international community, as it will strengthen the airline's international cooperation and global competitiveness." On 13 September, Continental Airlines, KLM
KLM
and Northwest Airlines joined the alliance.[21][22] Their simultaneous entry was the largest expansion event in airline alliance history. As a result of the three new members, SkyTeam
SkyTeam
surpassed Oneworld
Oneworld
to become the second largest airline alliance, serving more than 341 million customers with 14,320 daily flights to 658 destinations in 130 countries.[21] 2005–2006[edit] Even though member CSA Czech Airlines
Czech Airlines
pledged to help Malév Hungarian Airlines become an associate member of the alliance (as opposed to a full member, an associate has no voting rights), Malév Hungarian Airlines opted to join the Oneworld
Oneworld
airline alliance, signing a Memorandum of Understanding late in May. A few days later, SkyTeam announced four new associate members due to join by 2006, each one being "sponsored" by an existing member: Madrid-based Air Europa (sponsored by Air France), Panama-based Copa Airlines
Copa Airlines
(sponsored and partly owned by Continental Airlines), Kenya Airways
Kenya Airways
(sponsored and partly owned by KLM) and Romania's TAROM
TAROM
(sponsored by Alitalia).[23] Every associate adopted a frequent-flyer program of a full member: Copa Airlines
Copa Airlines
already used Continental's OnePass;[24] Kenya
Kenya
Airways and Air Europa
Air Europa
used Air France–KLM's Flying Blue.[25] Following a 23-month joining process since May 2004 (2004-05),[26] Aeroflot
Aeroflot
joined on 14 April 2006.[27] It was the first Russian airline to be associated with any airline alliance.[28][29] Aeroflot
Aeroflot
has increased its operational standards, passing International Air Transport Association's (IATA) Operational Safety Audit (IOSA). Delta's subsidiary Song continued to operate as Delta Air Lines.[30] In June, it was announced that Portugália
Portugália
would become the alliance's next associate member candidate.[31] However, in November, rival airline and Star Alliance member TAP Air Portugal, purchased 99.81% of the airline, bringing a sudden end to its candidacy.[32] 2007: Expansion[edit] On 4 September 2007, Air Europa
Air Europa
and Copa Airlines,[nb 1] and Kenya Airways became members of SkyTeam's Associate program,[33] which was launched to serve airlines in strategic regions which intended to become affiliated with the alliance.[34][35] China
China
Southern Airlines joined SkyTeam
SkyTeam
on 15 November to become the 11th full member and the first carrier from Mainland China
Mainland China
to join the alliance.[36][37] 2008–2009: Departure of airlines and new initiatives[edit]

An Alitalia
Alitalia
Boeing 767-300ER
Boeing 767-300ER
in SkyTeam
SkyTeam
special livery on approach to Fiumicino Airport
Fiumicino Airport
in 2009

Aeroflot
Aeroflot
Airbus A330
Airbus A330
departs London Heathrow Airport
London Heathrow Airport
(2014)

In June 2008 (2008-06),[38] following an agreement between Continental Airlines
Continental Airlines
and United Airlines,[39] the first of these carriers and Copa Airlines
Copa Airlines
announced their intentions to move to the Star Alliance
Star Alliance
after Continental's final flight with SkyTeam
SkyTeam
on 24 October 2009.[40][41][42] That day, as announced, Continental Airlines and Copa Airlines
Copa Airlines
simultaneously left SkyTeam.[43][44] Continental Airlines joined Star Alliance
Star Alliance
three days later;[45] at the time, it was rumored that the switch was Continental Airlines' initial move in a United-Continental merger.[46] In April 2009 (2009-04), the alliance signed a preliminary agreement with Vietnam Airlines
Vietnam Airlines
for the airline to become a full member in 2010.[47] Also in 2009, Alitalia-Linee Aeree Italiane re-launched operations as the new Alitalia,[48] and the alliance announced initiatives towards a centralized management based in Amsterdam.[49] The consortium also named a new managing director, Marie-Joseph Malé, outlined a timeline for the opening of its co-located facilities at London
London
Heathrow Airport, and unveiled a new special livery.[49] Tenth anniversary[edit] To start off 2010, Northwest Airlines
Northwest Airlines
and Delta Air Lines's operating certificates were officially combined on 1 January,[50] while on 9 March, China Southern Airlines
China Southern Airlines
announced its plans to join SkyTeam Cargo.[51][52][53] With membership expected to be granted in November the same year, the airline was to be the first Chinese carrier to join a global air cargo alliance.[51] On 16 April China
China
Eastern Airlines announced its intention to join SkyTeam, with the official joining ceremony initially expected to occur by mid-2011.[54][55] The announcement came shortly after the airline's merger with Shanghai Airlines, a member of SkyTeam's rival, Star Alliance. On 10 June, Vietnam Airlines
Vietnam Airlines
became a full member following a joining ceremony held in Hanoi.[56][57] The airline became the first SkyTeam carrier from Southeast Asia, where Star Alliance
Star Alliance
has a strong presence through Singapore Airlines
Singapore Airlines
and Thai Airways International. With an extra 20 unique destinations added to SkyTeam's route map, Vietnam Airlines helped to strengthen the alliance's foothold in the region.[56]

A TAROM
TAROM
Boeing 737-700
Boeing 737-700
in SkyTeam
SkyTeam
special livery on short final to Brussels Airport
Brussels Airport
in 2011.

On 22 June, the CEOs and chairmen of the 13 member airlines gathered in New York to celebrate the alliance's 10th anniversary.[58] During its first decade of operation, the world's second largest airline alliance more than tripled its membership, doubled its flights and nearly doubled its destinations.[59] On the same day, SkyTeam announced that it had renewed its membership program, thereby upgrading Air Europa, Kenya Airways
Kenya Airways
and TAROM
TAROM
statuses from associate to full members.[60] During the ceremony, the Board outlined its plans to recruit members from Latin America, South America
South America
and India.[59] Three days later, TAROM
TAROM
officially became the 13th SkyTeam
SkyTeam
member.[61] As a part of the celebration, SkyTeam
SkyTeam
offered reductions of round-the-world fares[62] and other promotions. Following the 10th anniversary, SkyTeam
SkyTeam
intended to enhance customers' travel experience and deepen cooperation among its members to supplement the expansion into regions that are yet to have SkyTeam
SkyTeam
members.[63]

“ In South America, India and Africa, it is clear there will be a significant battle for positioning to lure good carriers in your alliance. ”

— Leo van Wijk, chairman during a 10th anniversary event of SkyTeam[64]

Czech Airlines
Czech Airlines
ATR 42-500
ATR 42-500
in SkyTeam
SkyTeam
special livery in 2009.

During the year, Delta Air Lines
Delta Air Lines
offered US$1.02 billion to Japan Airlines after the Asian airline filed for bankruptcy due to US$26 billion debt,[65] at the same time lobbying Oneworld's largest member in Asia to switch to SkyTeam.[66] Delta, along with American Airlines, wanted Japan Airlines
Japan Airlines
to be in their respective alliances to benefit from the U.S.– Japan
Japan
Open Skies agreement. Eventually, Japan Airlines
Japan Airlines
opted to remain at Oneworld, citing that the transfer to SkyTeam
SkyTeam
would confuse its passengers and may not gain antitrust immunity from U.S. regulators.[67] SkyTeam
SkyTeam
received its second application for full membership within a five-month time-span. China
China
Airlines, Taiwan's flag carrier and largest airline, announced in mid-September that it had formally started the joining process.[68][69][70] Upon joining, the airline's route network supplemented those of China Southern Airlines
China Southern Airlines
and China Eastern Airlines, allowing cooperation among the three airlines. The following month, Aerolíneas Argentinas
Aerolíneas Argentinas
signed an agreement to officially start the process of becoming the first South American SkyTeam
SkyTeam
member. The airline was set to join in 2012.[71][72][73] On 1 November, Shanghai Airlines
Shanghai Airlines
exited from Star Alliance
Star Alliance
to join SkyTeam
SkyTeam
in the future under its parent company, future SkyTeam
SkyTeam
member China
China
Eastern Airlines. This bolstered SkyTeam's presence in the People's Republic of China
China
and surrounding areas, making the SkyTeam the number one alliance in the region.[74] Garuda Indonesia
Garuda Indonesia
formally started its joining process on 23 November and was scheduled to be integrated by 2012.[75] Upon joining, the airline became the second Southeast Asian airline to join SkyTeam, therefore challenging Star Alliance's dominance in the region through Thai Airways International and Singapore
Singapore
Airlines. 2011–present: Second major expansion[edit]

Membership of Xiamen Airlines
Xiamen Airlines
was activated in November 2012 (2012-11).

On 10 January 2011, Saudi Arabian Airlines signed an agreement to join SkyTeam
SkyTeam
in 2012.[76] On 28 February the same year, Middle East Airlines agreed to join the alliance.[77][78] Member airlines Delta and Air France- KLM
KLM
appointed Goldman Sachs
Goldman Sachs
in late February 2011 (2011-02) to advise them on a potential bid for Sir Richard Branson's 51% stake in Virgin Atlantic, which could lead to the airline joining SkyTeam
SkyTeam
and would sharply increase the alliance's footprint in London. Rivals Star Alliance
Star Alliance
and Etihad Airlines are also investigating competing options with regard to Virgin Atlantic.[79] China Eastern Airlines
China Eastern Airlines
joined the alliance on 21 June 2011, along with its subsidiary, Shanghai
Shanghai
Airlines, to become the 14th member.[80][81] Later in 2011, on 28 September, China
China
Airlines joined the alliance.[82] In November the same year, Xiamen Airlines committed to be incorporated as a full member by the end of 2012,[83] with their entry supported by China
China
Southern Airlines.[84]

A Saudia
Saudia
Boeing 777-200ER taking off at Manchester Airport
Manchester Airport
wearing the SkyTeam
SkyTeam
livery

On 29 May 2012, Saudi Arabian Airlines became both the first carrier in joining the alliance in 2012 and the first one based in the Middle East, which brought the total members to 16.[85][86] The same day of its incorporation, Saudi Arabian Airlines was renamed to Saudia.[87] Middle East Airlines
Middle East Airlines
became the 17th member of the alliance a month later, following its incorporation on 28 June 2012.[88][89] On 29 August 2012, Aerolíneas Argentinas
Aerolíneas Argentinas
became the first South American and the second Latin American airline in joining the alliance,[90][91] bringing the number of members to 18.[92] Following its incorporation on 21 November 2012, Xiamen Airlines
Xiamen Airlines
became the fourth member in Mainland China,[93] with the overall number of members in the alliance rising to 19.[94][95][96] In late June 2013 (2013-06), the Russian newspaper Kommersant
Kommersant
published an article that mentions that Aeroflot
Aeroflot
was considering leaving the alliance over disagreements with Delta on the pricing on some routes to North America. The report also mentioned that the Russian carrier was considering joining Star Alliance.[97] In order to assess the benefits of the SkyTeam membership, a study was carried out in July; following it, the Aeroflot
Aeroflot
board reaffirmed its position within the alliance in September 2013 (2013-09).[98] Garuda Indonesia
Garuda Indonesia
became the 20th member of the alliance on 5 March 2014.[99][100][101] Garuda initially expected to gain SkyTeam membership in 2012, Garuda's joining process took 40 months to be completed.[102]

Member airlines[edit] Full members and their member affiliates[edit]

Aeroméxico, Air France, Delta Air Lines, and Korean Air
Korean Air
are the four founding members of the alliance.

As of March 2015[update], the following airlines are members of SkyTeam:[7]

Member airline Joined Member affiliates

 Aeroflot 000000002006-04-14-000014 April 2006[27] N/A

 Aerolíneas Argentinas 000000002012-08-29-000029 August 2012[91]  Austral Líneas Aéreas[citation needed]

 Aeroméxico[nb 2] 000000002000-06-22-000022 June 2000   Aeroméxico
Aeroméxico
Connect[citation needed]

 Air Europa 000000002007-09-04-00004 September 2007[33] N/A

 Air France[nb 2][nb 3] 000000002000-06-22-000022 June 2000 N/A

 Alitalia 000000002009-01-13-000013 January 2009   Alitalia
Alitalia
CityLiner[104]

  China
China
Airlines 000000002011-09-28-000028 September 2011[82]  Mandarin Airlines[citation needed]

  China
China
Eastern Airlines 000000002011-06-21-000021 June 2011[81]   Shanghai
Shanghai
Airlines[81]

  China
China
Southern Airlines 000000002007-11-15-000015 November 2007[37] N/A

 Czech Airlines 000000002001-03-25-000025 March 2001[10] N/A

 Delta Air Lines[nb 2] 000000002000-06-22-000022 June 2000  Delta Connection[citation needed]

 Delta Shuttle[citation needed]

 Garuda Indonesia 000000002014-03-05-00005 March 2014[99] N/A

  Kenya
Kenya
Airways 000000002007-09-04-00004 September 2007[33] N/A

 KLM[nb 3] 000000002004-09-13-000013 September 2004   KLM
KLM
Cityhopper[citation needed]

 Korean Air[nb 2] 000000002000-06-22-000022 June 2000 N/A

  Middle East
Middle East
Airlines 000000002012-06-28-000028 June 2012[88] N/A

 Saudia 000000002012-05-29-000029 May 2012[86] N/A

 TAROM 000000002010-06-25-000025 June 2010[61] N/A

  Vietnam
Vietnam
Airlines 000000002010-06-10-000010 June 2010[56] N/A

 Xiamen Airlines 000000002012-11-21-000021 November 2012[96] N/A

According to news reports, China Southern Airlines
China Southern Airlines
is currently considering leaving SkyTeam
SkyTeam
in favor of Oneworld.[105] Former members and member affiliates[edit] Former member airlines and their affiliates[edit]

Former member airline Joined Exited Member affiliates

 Alitalia-Linee Aeree Italiane[nb 4] 000000002001-07-27-000027 July 2001[11] 000000002009-01-12-000012 January 2009   Alitalia
Alitalia
Express

 Volareweb.com

 Continental Airlines[nb 5] 000000002004-09-13-000013 September 2004[106] 000000002009-10-24-000024 October 2009  Continental Connection

 Continental Express

 Continental Micronesia

 Northwest Airlines[nb 6] 000000002004-09-13-000013 September 2004[107] 000000002010-01-31-000031 January 2010  Northwest Airlink

Former affiliate members of current full members[edit]

Former member affiliate Country Joined Exited Member affiliate of

Aerolitoral[nb 7]  Mexico

2000

2007

Aeroméxico

Aeroméxico
Aeroméxico
Travel[nb 8]  Mexico

2008

2011

Aeroméxico

Brit Air  France

2000

2013

Air France

Comair  United States

2000

2012

Delta Air Lines

Delta Express[nb 9]  United States

2000

2003

Delta Air Lines

Dobrolet  Russia

2013

2014

Aeroflot

Régional  France

2001

2013

Air France

Song Airlines[nb 10]  United States

2003

2006

Delta Air Lines

Former associate members[edit]

Former associate member Country Joined Exited Member affiliates

Copa Airlines  Panama 000000002007-09-04-00004 September 2007[33] 000000002009-10-24-000024 October 2009[108][109][nb 11] N/A

World map showing home countries of the airlines in the three largest airline alliances: Star Alliance
Star Alliance
(grey), SkyTeam
SkyTeam
(blue) and Oneworld (purple) with IATA codes of founding members outlined in red. (In the SVG file, hover over a code to highlight its alliance; click to load its article.)

SkyTeam
SkyTeam
Cargo[edit] Main article: SkyTeam
SkyTeam
Cargo SkyTeam Cargo
SkyTeam Cargo
is a cargo division of SkyTeam. As of June 2013[update], the cargo alliance was formed by eleven members from the passenger alliance: Aeroflot
Aeroflot
Cargo, Aeroméxico Cargo, Air France
Air France
Cargo, Alitalia
Alitalia
Cargo, China Airlines
China Airlines
Cargo, China Cargo Airlines, China
China
Southern Cargo, Czech Airlines
Czech Airlines
Cargo, Delta Cargo, KLM
KLM
Cargo and Korean Air
Korean Air
Cargo.[112] Aerolíneas Argentinas Cargo, the cargo division of Aerolíneas Argentinas, joined the alliance in November 2013 (2013-11).[113] Benefits and services[edit] SkyTeam
SkyTeam
hubs[edit]

Member airlines Hub airports

Aeroflot  Sheremetyevo International Airport[114]

Aerolíneas Argentinas  Aeroparque Jorge Newbery[114]

 Córdoba Pajas Blancas Airport[114]

 Ministro Pistarini International Airport[114]

Aeroméxico   Mexico
Mexico
City International Airport[115]

  Monterrey
Monterrey
International Airport[115]

Air Europa   Madrid
Madrid
Barajas Airport[114]

Air France  Charles de Gaulle Airport[114]

 Orly Airport[114]

 Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport[114]

Alitalia  Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport[114]

China
China
Airlines   Taiwan
Taiwan
Taoyuan International Airport[114]

China
China
Eastern Airlines  Kunming Changshui International Airport[114]

  Shanghai
Shanghai
Pudong International Airport[114]

 Xi'an Xianyang International Airport[114]

China
China
Southern Airlines   Beijing
Beijing
Capital International Airport[114]

  Guangzhou
Guangzhou
Baiyun International Airport[114]

Czech Airlines  Václav Havel Airport
Airport
Prague[114]

Delta Air Lines   Amsterdam
Amsterdam
Airport
Airport
Schiphol[116][117]

 Charles de Gaulle Airport[117]

 Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport[114]

  Detroit
Detroit
Metropolitan Airport[114]

 Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta
Atlanta
International Airport[114]

 Heathrow Airport[118]

 John F. Kennedy International Airport[114]

 LaGuardia Airport[119][120]

 Logan International Airport[121]

 Los Angeles International Airport[114]

 Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport[114]

 Narita International Airport[114]

 Salt Lake City International Airport[114]

 Seattle–Tacoma International Airport[122]

Garuda Indonesia  Balikpapan Sepinggan International Airport[114]

 Soekarno-Hatta International Airport[114]

 Ngurah Rai International Airport[114]

 Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport[114]

 Juanda International Airport[114]

 Kualanamu International Airport[114]

Kenya
Kenya
Airways Jomo Kenyatta International Airport[114]

KLM Amsterdam
Amsterdam
Airport
Airport
Schiphol[114]

Korean Air  Incheon International Airport[114]

Middle East
Middle East
Airlines  Beirut–Rafic Hariri International Airport[114]

Saudia  King Abdulaziz International Airport[114]

 King Fahd International Airport[114]

 King Khalid International Airport[114]

TAROM  Henri Coandă International Airport[114]

Vietnam
Vietnam
Airlines  Noi Bai International Airport[114]

 Tan Son Nhat International Airport[114]

Xiamen Airlines  Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport[114]

 Fuzhou Changle International Airport[114]

Co-locations[edit]

Serves Airport Terminal Exceptions

 Barcelona Barcelona
Barcelona
Airport Terminal 1 N/A

 Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini International Airport Terminal C Air Europa
Air Europa
in Terminal A

Aeroméxico
Aeroméxico
in Terminal A

 Beijing Beijing
Beijing
Capital International Airport Terminal 2[123] China Airlines
China Airlines
in Terminal 3

Alitalia
Alitalia
in Terminal 3[124]

 Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport Terminal 1 N/A

 Atlanta Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta
Atlanta
International Airport Concourses T, A, B, C, D (Domestic) N/A

Terminals E & F (International)

 Chicago O'Hare International Airport Terminal 5 (International) N/A

Terminal 2 (Domestic)

 Chongqing Chongqing
Chongqing
Jiangbei International Airport Terminal 2A N/A

 Cincinnati Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport Terminal 3, Concourse B N/A

 Covington

 Dallas Dallas/ Fort Worth
Fort Worth
International Airport Terminal D ( KLM
KLM
& Korean Air) N/A

 Fort Worth Terminal E (Delta)

 Detroit Detroit
Detroit
Metropolitan Wayne County Airport McNamara Terminal N/A

 Frankfurt Frankfurt
Frankfurt
Airport Terminal 2 Middle East Airlines
Middle East Airlines
in Terminal 1

Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta International Airport Terminal 2E[125] Garuda Indonesia, Korean Air, Vietnam
Vietnam
Airlines, Saudia, China
China
Airlines and XiamenAir
XiamenAir
in Terminal 3[126][127] [128][129]

 London London
London
Heathrow Airport Terminal 4[130] Middle East Airlines
Middle East Airlines
in Terminal 3

Garuda Indonesia
Garuda Indonesia
in Terminal 3[131]

Delta Air Lines
Delta Air Lines
in Terminal 3[132]

 Madrid Madrid-Barajas Airport Terminal 1 (International) Czech Airlines
Czech Airlines
in Terminal 4

Terminal 2 (European and domestic)

 Manchester Manchester
Manchester
Airport Terminal 3 Saudia
Saudia
in Terminal 2[133]

Delta Air Lines
Delta Air Lines
in Terminal 2

  Mexico
Mexico
City Mexico
Mexico
City International Airport Terminal 2 Air France
Air France
in Terminal 1 Alitalia
Alitalia
in Terminal 1[134]

KLM
KLM
in Terminal 1

 Minneapolis Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport Terminal 1 (future co-location)[135][136] N/A

 Saint Paul

 Monterrey General Mariano Escobedo International Airport Terminal B N/A

 Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport Terminals D and E Vietnam Airlines
Vietnam Airlines
at Domodedovo Airport

 Newark Newark Liberty International Airport Terminal B N/A

 New York City John F. Kennedy International Airport Terminals 1 and 4 (International) Aerolineas Argentinas
Aerolineas Argentinas
in Terminal 7

Terminals 2 and 4 (Domestic)

 Nice Nice
Nice
Côte d'Azur Airport Terminal 2 N/A

 Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport Terminals 2C, 2E (International) N/A

Terminals 2D, 2F, 2G (European)

 Rome Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport Terminals 1 and 3 Delta Air Lines
Delta Air Lines
in Terminal 5

 Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport Terminal 2[137] N/A

 San Francisco San Francisco
San Francisco
International Airport International Terminal A (International) China Southern Airlines
China Southern Airlines
partially in International Terminal G[138]

Terminals 1 B and C (Domestic)

 São Paulo São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport Terminal 2[139] Air France, Alitalia
Alitalia
and KLM
KLM
in Terminal 3[139]

 Seoul Incheon International Airport Concourse A Korean Air
Korean Air
(east side of the Main Terminal)

 Seattle Seattle–Tacoma International Airport South Satellite Terminal N/A

 Shanghai Pudong International Airport Air France, China
China
Airlines, China
China
Eastern Airlines, Delta Air Lines, KLM, Korean Air
Korean Air
and Shanghai Airlines
Shanghai Airlines
in Terminal 1 N/A

Aeroflot, Aeroméxico, China
China
Southern Airlines, Garuda Indonesia
Garuda Indonesia
and Vietnam Airlines
Vietnam Airlines
in Terminal 2

 Tokyo Narita International Airport Terminal 1 North Wing China Airlines
China Airlines
in Terminal 2

China Eastern Airlines
China Eastern Airlines
in Terminal 2

 Toronto Toronto
Toronto
Pearson International Airport Terminal 3 N/A

 Vancouver Vancouver
Vancouver
International Airport International Terminal Delta Air Lines
Delta Air Lines
in U.S.A. Transboarder Pre-Clearance

Premium status[edit] SkyTeam
SkyTeam
has two premium levels, Elite and Elite Plus, based on a customer's tier status in a member carrier's frequent-flyer program. Each of the member and associate airlines recognises the elite statuses, with a few exceptions. The statuses have no specific requirements of their own; membership is based solely on the frequent-flyer programs of individual member airlines. SkyTeam
SkyTeam
Elite[edit] SkyTeam
SkyTeam
Elite status is awarded to customers who have reached a premium level of a member carrier's frequent flyer program. Benefits of SkyTeam
SkyTeam
Elite membership:

Priority reservations waitlisting Priority airport standby Priority boarding Priority check-in Preferred seating

SkyTeam
SkyTeam
Elite Plus[edit] SkyTeam
SkyTeam
Elite Plus status is awarded to customers who have reached a higher premium level of a member carrier's frequent flyer program. Benefits of SkyTeam
SkyTeam
Elite Plus membership:

Priority reservations waitlisting Priority airport standby Priority boarding Priority airport check-in Preferred seating Priority baggage handling Additional checked luggage allowance Airport lounge
Airport lounge
access Guaranteed reservations on sold-out flights Express airport security (in some hub airports)

Qualifying tiers by airline[edit]

Member airline Frequent flyer program SkyTeam
SkyTeam
Elite (qualifying tiers) SkyTeam
SkyTeam
Elite Plus (qualifying tiers)

Aeroflot Aeroflot
Aeroflot
Bonus[7]

Silver

Gold

Aerolíneas Argentinas Aerolíneas Plus[7] Oro (Gold)

Platino (Platinum)

Aeroméxico Club Premier[7] Gold Platinum

Titanium

Air Europa Flying Blue[7] Silver Gold

Air France

Kenya
Kenya
Airways Platinum

KLM

TAROM

Alitalia MilleMiglia[7] Silver Ulisse Freccia Alata

Freccia Alata Plus

China
China
Airlines Dynasty Flyer[7] Gold Emerald

Paragon

China
China
Eastern Airlines Eastern Miles[7]

Silver

Gold

China
China
Southern Airlines Sky Pearl Club[7]

Silver

Gold

Czech Airlines OK Plus[7] Silver Gold

Platinum

Delta Air Lines SkyMiles[7] Silver Medallion Gold Medallion

Platinum Medallion

Diamond Medallion

Garuda Indonesia Garuda Miles[7] Gold Platinum

Gold EC+

Korean Air SKYPASS[7] Morning Calm Premium

Million
Million
Miler

Middle East
Middle East
Airlines Cedar Miles[7]

Silver Cedar

Golden Cedar

Saudia Alfursan[7]

Silver

Gold

Vietnam
Vietnam
Airlines Golden Lotus Plus[7] Gold Platinum

Titanium

Xiamen Airlines Egret Club[7]

Silver

Gold

Livery and logo[edit]

Garuda Indonesia
Garuda Indonesia
Airbus A330-300 in SkyTeam
SkyTeam
special livery

SkyTeam
SkyTeam
launched in 2009 a special livery celebrating its 10th anniversary, with Delta Air Lines
Delta Air Lines
being the first airline to paint one of its aircraft with these colours. The livery consisted of an all-metallic silver fuselage and a dark blue empennage with SkyTeam's logo on it. On the fuselage, however, the alliance emblem is painted on both sides. As of August 2016[update], the SkyTeam
SkyTeam
livery is worn by 52 aircraft.[140] See also[edit]

Oneworld Star Alliance

Notes[edit]

^ Copa's subsidiary Aero República
Aero República
was never part of the alliance.[24] ^ a b c d Founding member[103] ^ a b Air France
Air France
and KLM
KLM
Royal Dutch Airlines are part of the airline holding company Air France-KLM ^ Alitalia
Alitalia
re-launched operations in 2009 ^ Left the alliance to join Star Alliance
Star Alliance
with United Airlines ^ Northwest Airlines' operating certificate was combined with that of SkyTeam
SkyTeam
member Delta Air Lines ^ A founding affiliate member and relaunched as Aeroméxico
Aeroméxico
Connect ^ A former charter division, whose operations became part of Aeroméxico. ^ A founding affiliate member. Replaced by Song Airlines ^ Song's operations became part of Delta's fleet. ^ Joined Star Alliance
Star Alliance
in mid-2012.[110][111]

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handling system Checked baggage Hand luggage Lost luggage Luggage lock

Safety

Air Navigation and Transport Act Air rage Air traffic control
Air traffic control
(ATC) Aircraft safety card Airport
Airport
authority Airport
Airport
crash tender Airport
Airport
police Airport
Airport
security Brace position Evacuation slide Flight recorder National aviation authority Overwing exits Pre-flight safety demonstration Sky marshal Unruly aircraft passenger

Ticketing

Airline
Airline
booking ploys Airline
Airline
reservations system Airline
Airline
ticket Airline
Airline
timetable Bereavement flight Boarding pass Codeshare agreement Continent pass Electronic ticket Fare basis code Flight cancellation and delay Frequent-flyer program Government contract flight One-way travel Open-jaw ticket Passenger name record Red-eye flight Round-the-world ticket Standby Tracking Travel agency Travel website

Groundcrew

Aircraft maintenance technician Aircraft ground handler Baggage
Baggage
handler Flight dispatcher

Miscellaneous

Mile high club

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Members of SkyTeam

Founder members

Aeroméxico Air France Delta Air Lines Korean Air

Members

Aeroflot Aerolíneas Argentinas Air Europa Alitalia China
China
Airlines China
China
Eastern Airlines China
China
Southern Airlines Czech Airlines Garuda Indonesia Kenya
Kenya
Airways KLM Middle East
Middle East
Airlines Saudia TAROM Vietnam
Vietnam
Airlines XiamenAir

Affiliate members

Aeroméxico
Aeroméxico
Connect Austral Líneas Aéreas Alitalia
Alitalia
CityLiner CityJet Delta Connection Delta Shuttle HOP! KLM
KLM
Cityhopper Mandarin Airlines Shanghai
Shanghai
Airlines

Former members

Alitalia
Alitalia
Express Brit Air Continental Airlines Copa Airlines Donavia Northwest Airlines Régional Compagnie Aérienne Européenne

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Airline
Airline
alliances

Passenger

Oneworld SkyTeam Star Alliance U-FLY Alliance Value Alliance Vanilla Alliance

Cargo

SkyTeam
SkyTeam
Cargo WOW Alliance

Defunct

AiRUnion Arabesk Atlantic Excellence Qualiflyer Team Lufthansa Wings Alliance

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