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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 and Oneworld. As of
March 2014, 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 Cargo,
which partners ten carriers, all of them SkyTeam members. Its
centralised management team,SkyTeam Central, is based at the
World Trade Center Schiphol Airport on the grounds of
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in Haarlemmermeer, Launch date 22 June 2000
Netherlands.[6][7]
Full members 20
In 2004, the alliance had its biggest expansion when Destination airports 1,074 [1]
Continental Airlines, Northwest Airlines and KLM
Destination countries 177[2]
simultaneously joined as full members. In 2010, the alliance
Annual passengers (M) 730 [3]
celebrated its 10th anniversary with the introduction of a
special livery, the joining or upgrading status of four airlines, Fleet size 3,054
followed by the announcements of Aerolneas Argentinas, Headquarters Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
China Airlines, and Garuda Indonesia to become full members. Haarlemmermeer,
In January 2011, incorporated both Saudi Arabian Airlines and Netherlands
Middle East Airlines during 2012; these events effectively took Management Perry Cantarutti (CEO)[4]
place in May and June 2012, respectively, whereas Aerolneas
Su Liang (Deputy managing
Argentinas and Xiamen Airlines memberships were activated
director)[5]
in August and November the same year, respectively. Garuda
Indonesia entered the alliance in March 2014. Alliance slogan Caring more about you
Website www.skyteam.com
As of March 2014, 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
[8]
of 459,781; furthermore, it has 564 lounges worldwide to serve 588 million annual passengers.

Contents
1 Membership history
1.1 Formation and early years
1.2 2004: First major expansion
1.3 20052006
1.4 2007: Expansion
1.5 20082009: Departure of airlines and new initiatives
1.6 Tenth anniversary
1.7 2011present: 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 Cargo
4 Benefits and services
4.1 SkyTeam hubs
4.2 Co-locations
4.3 Premium status
4.3.1 SkyTeam Elite
4.3.2 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

Formation and early years


On 22 June 2000, representatives of Aeromxico, Air France, Delta Air Lines and
Korean Air held a meeting in New York to found a third airline alliance.[9] These
became the four founding carriers of SkyTeam. Upon its formation, SkyTeam would
offer its customers a total of 6,402 daily flights to 451 destinations in 98 countries.
In September 2000, the alliance established a cargo alliance, SkyTeam Cargo. The
group's inaugural members were Aeromexpress, Air France Cargo, Delta Air
Logistics and Korean Air Cargo.[9] The following month, the newly established
airline alliance announced its intentions to incorporate CSA Czech Airlines as the
5th member in April the following year.[10]

The alliance saw the joining of CSA Czech Airlines on 25 March 2001;[11] Alitalia
entered SkyTeam on 27 July the same year,[12] with its membership scheduled to
become effective 1 November that year.[13] 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.[14] In 2003, Delta's subsidiary, Delta Express,
was replaced by Song.[15][16] That same year, SkyTeam also launched an improved
website focused on providing passengers with more information, increased
Schiphol World Trade Center, where
interactivity and other resources.[17]
SkyTeam has its head office

2004: First major expansion


On 24 May 2004, Aeroflot, the flag carrier and principal airline of Russia, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with
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.[18][19] SkyTeam expressed that Aeroflot has not met the consortium's standards, but that the airline's large hub
[20]
networks made it ideal for the alliance, and made up for its deficiencies.

On 28 August, China Southern Airlines, the largest carrier in the People's Republic of China, signed a preliminary agreement in
Guangzhou in its bid to become a full member.[21] In the presence of a number of Chinese and airline officials, Yan Zhiqing, the
chairman of China Southern Airlines, said, "This agreement-signing event is an important step forward into the future for 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 and Northwest Airlines joined the alliance.[22][23] Their simultaneous entry was the
largest expansion event in airline alliance history. As a result of the three new members, SkyTeam surpassed 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.[22]

20052006
Even though memberCSA Czech Airlines pledged to help Malv Hungarian Airlinesbecome an associate member of the alliance (as
opposed to a full member, an associate has no voting rights), Malv Hungarian Airlines opted to join the 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 (sponsored and partly owned by Continental Airlines), Kenya Airways (sponsored and partly owned by KLM) and
Romania's TAROM (sponsored by Alitalia).[24] Every associate adopted a frequent-flyer program of a full member: Copa Airlines
already used Continental's OnePass;[25] Kenya Airways and Air Europa used Air FranceKLM's Flying Blue.[26]

Following a 23-month joining process since May 2004,[27] Aeroflot joined on 14 April 2006.[28] It was the first Russian airline to be
associated with any airline alliance.[29][30] 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.[31] In June,
it was announced that Portuglia would become the alliance's next associate member candidate.[32] However, in November, rival
.[33]
airline and Star Alliance memberTAP Air Portugal, purchased 99.81% of the airline, bringing a sudden end to its candidacy

2007: Expansion
On 4 September 2007, Air Europa and Copa Airlines,[nb 1] and Kenya Airways became members of SkyTeam's Associate
program,[34] which was launched to serve airlines in strategic regions which intended to become affiliated with the alliance.[35][36]
China Southern Airlines joined SkyTeam on 15 November to become the 11th full member and the first carrier from Mainland China
to join the alliance.[37][38]

20082009: Departure of airlines and new initiatives


In June 2008,[39] following an agreement between Continental Airlines and United
Airlines,[40] the first of these carriers and Copa Airlines announced their intentions
to move to the Star Alliance after Continental's final flight with SkyTeam on 24
October 2009.[41][42][43] That day, as announced, Continental Airlines and Copa
Airlines simultaneously left SkyTeam.[44][45] Continental Airlines joined Star
Alliance three days later;[46] at the time, it was rumored that the switch was
ger.[47]
Continental Airlines' initial move in a United-Continental mer

In April 2009, the alliance signed a preliminary agreement withVietnam Airlines for An Alitalia Boeing 767-300ER in
the airline to become a full member in 2010.[48] Also in 2009, Alitalia-Linee Aeree SkyTeam special livery on approach
to Fiumicino Airport in 2009
Italiane re-launched operations as the new Alitalia,[49] and the alliance announced
initiatives towards a centralized management based in Amsterdam.[50] The
consortium also named a new managing director, Marie-Joseph Mal, outlined a timeline for the opening of its co-located facilities at
London Heathrow Airport, and unveiled a new special livery.[50]

Tenth anniversary
To start off 2010, Northwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines's operating certificates
were officially combined on 1 January,[51] while on 9 March, China Southern
Airlines announced its plans to join SkyTeam Cargo.[52][53][54] 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.[52] On 16 April China Eastern
Airlines announced its intention to join SkyTeam, with the official joining ceremony
initially expected to occur by mid-2011.[55][56] The announcement came shortly
after the airline's merger with Shanghai Airlines, a member of SkyTeam's rival, Star
Alliance. Aeroflot Airbus A330 departs London
Heathrow Airport (2014)
On 10 June, Vietnam Airlines became a full member following a joining ceremony
held in Hanoi.[57][58] The airline became the first SkyTeam carrier from Southeast
Asia, where Star Alliance has a strong presence through Singapore Airlines and Thai Airways International. With an extra 20 unique
[57]
destinations added to SkyTeam's route map, Vietnam Airlines helped to strengthen the alliance's foothold in the region.

On 22 June, the CEOs and chairmen of the 13 member airlines gathered in New
York to celebrate the alliance's 10th anniversary.[59] 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.[60] On the same
day, SkyTeam announced that it had renewed its membership program, thereby
upgrading Air Europa, Kenya Airways and TAROM statuses from associate to full
members.[61] During the ceremony, the Board outlined its plans to recruit members
from Latin America, South America and India.[60] Three days later, TAROM
A TAROM Boeing 737-700 in
officially became the 13th SkyTeam member.[62] As a part of the celebration,
SkyTeam special livery on short final
SkyTeam offered reductions of round-the-world fares[63] and other promotions.
to Brussels Airport in 2011.
Following the 10th anniversary, 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 members.[64]

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[65]



During the year, Delta Air Lines offered US$1.02 billion to Japan Airlines after the
Asian airline filed for bankruptcy due to US$26 billion debt,[66] at the same time
lobbying Oneworld's largest member in Asia to switch to SkyTeam.[67] Delta, along
with American Airlines, wanted Japan Airlines to be in their respective alliances to
benefit from the U.S.JapanOpen Skies agreement. Eventually, Japan Airlines opted
to remain at Oneworld, citing that the transfer to SkyTeam would confuse its
[68]
passengers and may not gain antitrust immunity from U.S. regulators.

SkyTeam received its second application for full membership within a five-month Czech Airlines ATR 42-500 in
time-span. China Airlines, Taiwan's flag carrier and largest airline, announced in SkyTeam special livery in 2009.
mid-September that it had formally started the joining process.[69][70][71] Upon
joining, the airline's route network supplemented those of China Southern Airlines
and China Eastern Airlines, allowing cooperation among the three airlines. The following month, Aerolneas Argentinas signed an
agreement to officially start the process of becoming the first South American SkyTeam member. The airline was set to join in
2012.[72][73][74]
On 1 November, Shanghai Airlines exited from Star Alliance to join SkyTeam in the future under its parent company, future
SkyTeam member China Eastern Airlines. This bolstered SkyTeam's presence in the People's Republic of China and surrounding
areas, making the SkyTeam the number one alliance in the region.[75] Garuda Indonesia formally started its joining process on 23
November and was scheduled to be integrated by 2012.[76] 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
Airlines.

2011present: Second major expansion


On 10 January 2011, Saudi Arabian Airlines signed an agreement to join SkyTeam
in 2012.[77] On 28 February the same year, Middle East Airlines agreed to join the
alliance.[78][79] Member airlines Delta and Air France-KLM appointed Goldman
Sachs in late February 2011 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 and would sharply increase the alliance's footprint in London. Rivals Star
Alliance and Etihad Airlines are also investigating competing options with regard to
Virgin Atlantic.[80] China Eastern Airlines joined the alliance on 21 June 2011,
Membership of Xiamen Airlines was
along with its subsidiary, Shanghai Airlines, to become the 14th member.[81][82] activated in November 2012.
Later in 2011, on 28 September, China Airlines joined the alliance.[83] In November
the same year, Xiamen Airlines committed to be incorporated as a full member by
the end of 2012,[84] with their entry supported byChina Southern Airlines.[85]

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.[86][87] The same day of its incorporation, Saudi Arabian Airlines
was renamed to Saudia.[88] Middle East Airlines became the 17th member of the
alliance a month later, following its incorporation on 28 June 2012.[89][90] On 29
August 2012, Aerolneas Argentinas became the first South American and the
second Latin American airline in joining the alliance,[91][92] bringing the number of
members to 18.[93] Following its incorporation on 21 November 2012, Xiamen
A Saudia Boeing 777-200ER taking
Airlines became the fourth member in Mainland China,[94] with the overall number
off at Manchester Airport wearing the
of members in the alliance rising to 19.[95][96][97] In late June 2013, the Russian
SkyTeam livery
newspaper Kommersant published an article that mentions that 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.[98] In order
to assess the benefits of the SkyTeam membership, a study was carried out in July; following it, the Aeroflot board reaffirmed its
position within the alliance in September 2013.[99]

Garuda Indonesia became the 20th member of the alliance on 5 March 2014.[100][101][102] Garuda initially expected to gain
SkyTeam membership in 2012, Garuda's joining process took 40 months to be completed.[103]

Member airlines

Full members and their member affiliates


eam:[8]
As of March 2015, the following airlines are members of SkyT
Member airline Joined Member affiliates
Aeroflot 14 April 2006[28] N/A

Aerolneas
29 August 2012[92] Austral Lneas Areas
Argentinas

22 June 2000 Aeromxico Connect


Aeromxico[nb 2]
Air Europa 4 September 2007[34] N/A

Air
22 June 2000 N/A
France[nb 2][nb 3]

Alitalia 13 January 2009 Alitalia CityLiner[105]

China Airlines 28 September 2011[83] Mandarin Airlines

China Eastern
21 June 2011[82] Shanghai Airlines[82]
Airlines
China
15 November 2007[38] N/A
Southern Airlines
Czech Airlines 25 March 2001[11] N/A

Delta Air Delta Connection


22 June 2000
Lines[nb 2] Delta Shuttle
Garuda
5 March 2014[100] N/A
Indonesia
Kenya Airways 4 September 2007[34] N/A

KLM[nb 3] 13 September 2004 KLM Cityhopper

Korean Air[nb 2] 22 June 2000 N/A


Aeromxico, Air France, Delta Air
Middle East Lines, and Korean Air are the four
28 June 2012[89] N/A
Airlines founding members of the alliance.
Saudia 29 May 2012[87] N/A

TAROM 25 June 2010[62] N/A

Vietnam
10 June 2010[57] N/A
Airlines
Xiamen
21 November 2012[97] N/A
Airlines

Former members and member affiliates

Former member airlines and their affiliates


Former member airline Joined Exited Member affiliates

Alitalia-Linee Aeree Alitalia Express


27 July 2001[12] 12 January 2009
Italiane[nb 4] Volareweb.com

Continental Connection

Continental Airlines[nb 5] 13 September 2004[106] 24 October 2009 Continental Express


Continental Micronesia

Northwest Airlines[nb 6] 13 September 2004[107] 31 January 2010 Northwest Airlink

Former affiliate members of current full members

Former member affiliate Country Joined Exited Member affiliate of

Aerolitoral[nb 7] Mexico 2000 2007 Aeromxico

Aeromxico Travel[nb 8] Mexico 2008 2011 Aeromxico

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

Rgional France 2001 2013 Air France

Song Airlines[nb 10] United States 2003 2006 Delta Air Lines

Former associate members

Former associate Member


Country Joined Exited
member affiliates

Copa Airlines Panama 4 September 2007[34] 24 October 2009[108][109][nb 11] N/A

SkyTeam Cargo
SkyTeam Cargo is a cargo division of SkyTeam. As of June 2013, the
cargo alliance was formed by eleven members from the passenger
alliance: Aeroflot Cargo, Aeromxico Cargo, Air France Cargo,
Alitalia Cargo, China Airlines Cargo, China Cargo Airlines, China
Southern Cargo, Czech Airlines Cargo, Delta Cargo, KLM Cargo and
Korean Air Cargo.[112] Aerolneas Argentinas Cargo, the cargo
division of Aerolneas Argentinas, joined the alliance in
November 2013.[113] World map showing home countries of theairlines
in the three largest airline alliances: Star Alliance
(grey), SkyTeam (blue) and Oneworld (purple) with
Benefits and services 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 hubs
Member airlines Hub airports

Aeroflot Sheremetyevo International Airport[114]

Aeroparque Jorge Newbery[114]

Aerolneas Argentinas Crdoba Pajas Blancas Airport[114]

Ministro Pistarini International Airport[114]

Mexico City International Airport[115]


Aeromxico
Monterrey International Airport[115]

Air Europa Madrid Barajas Airport[114]

Charles de Gaulle Airport[114]

Air France Paris-Orly Airport[114]

Lyon-Saint Exupry Airport[114]

Alitalia Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport[114]

China Airlines Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport[114]

Kunming Wujiaba International Airport[114]

China Eastern Airlines Shanghai Pudong International Airport[114]

Xi'an Xianyang International Airport[114]

Beijing Capital International Airport[114]


China Southern Airlines
Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport[114]

Czech Airlines Prague Ruzyne International Airport[114]

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol[116][117]

Charles de Gaulle Airport[117]


[114]
Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport[114]


[114]
HartsfieldJackson Atlanta International Airport

Heathrow Airport[118]
Delta Air Lines John F. Kennedy International Airport[114]

LaGuardia Airport[119][120]

Logan International Airport[121]

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]

Kuala Namu International Airport[114]

Kenya Airways Jomo Kenyatta International Airport[114]

KLM Amsterdam Airport Schiphol[114]

Korean Air Incheon International Airport[114]

Middle East Airlines Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport[114]

King Abdulaziz International Airport[114]

Saudia King Fahd International Airport[114]

King Khalid International Airport[114]

TAROM Henri Coand International Airport[114]

Noi Bai International Airport[114]


Vietnam Airlines
Tan Son Nhat International Airport[114]

Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport[114]


Xiamen Airlines
Fuzhou Changle International Airport[114]

Co-locations
Serves Airport Terminal Exceptions
Barcelona Barcelona Airport Terminal 1 N/A

Ministro Pistarini Air Europa in Terminal A


Buenos Aires International Terminal C
Airport Aeromxico in Terminal A

Beijing Capital China Airlines in Terminal 3


Beijing International Terminal 2[123]
Airport Alitalia in Terminal 3[124]

Henri Coand
Bucharest International Terminal 1 N/A
Airport
HartsfieldJackson Concourses T, A, B, C, D (Domestic)
Atlanta
Atlanta N/A
International
Airport Terminals E & F (International)

O'Hare Terminal 5 (International)


Chicago International N/A
Airport Terminal 2 (Domestic)

Chongqing
Chongqing Jiangbei
Terminal 2A N/A
International
Airport

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

Dallas Dallas/Fort Worth Terminal D (KLM & Korean Air)


International N/A
Fort Worth Airport Terminal E (Delta)

Detroit
Metropolitan
Detroit McNamara Terminal N/A
Wayne County
Airport
Frankfurt Frankfurt Airport Terminal 2 Middle East Airlines in Terminal 1

Garuda Indonesia, Korean Air,


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

Middle East Airlines in Terminal 3

London Heathrow Garuda Indonesia in Terminal


London Terminal 4[130]
Airport 3[131]

Delta Air Lines in Terminal 3[132]

Madrid-Barajas Terminal 1 (International)


Madrid Czech Airlines in Terminal 4
Airport Terminal 2 (European and domestic)

Saudia in Terminal 2[133]


Manchester Manchester Airport Terminal 3
Delta Air Lines in Terminal 2

Mexico City Air France in Terminal 1


Mexico City International Terminal 2 Alitalia in Terminal 1[134]
Airport
KLM in Terminal 1
N/A
[135][136]
Minneapolis MinneapolisSaint Terminal 1 (future co-location)[135][136]
Paul International
Saint Paul Airport
General Mariano
Escobedo
Monterrey Terminal B N/A
International
Airport
Sheremetyevo
Vietnam Airlines at Domodedovo
Moscow International Terminals D and E
Airport
Airport
Newark Liberty
Newark International Terminal B N/A
Airport
John F. Kennedy Terminals 1 and 4 (International) Aerolineas Argentinas in
New York City International
Terminal 7
Airport Terminals 2 and 4 (Domestic)

Nice Nice Cte d'Azur


Terminal 2 N/A
Airport

Charles de Gaulle Terminals 2C, 2E (International)


Paris N/A
Airport Terminals 2D, 2F, 2G (European)

Rome Leonardo da Vinci-


Terminals 1 and 3 Delta Air Lines in Terminal 5
Fiumicino Airport
Rio de Janeiro-
Rio de Janeiro Galeo
Terminal 1 Delta Air Lines in Terminal 2
International
Airport

San Francisco International Terminal A


(International) China Southern Airlinespartially
San Francisco International
Airport in International Terminal G[137]
Terminals 1 B and C (Domestic)
Incheon
Korean Air (east side of the Main
Seoul International Concourse A
Terminal)
Airport
SeattleTacoma
Seattle International South Satellite Terminal N/A
Airport
Air France, China Airlines, China
Eastern Airlines, Delta Air Lines,
Pudong KLM, Korean Air and Shanghai
Shanghai International Airlines in Terminal 1 N/A
Airport Aeroflot, Aeromxico, China
Southern Airlines, Garuda Indonesia
and Vietnam Airlines in Terminal 2
So Paulo-
Guarulhos
So Paulo Terminal 1[138] N/A
International
Airport
China Airlines in Terminal 2
Tokyo Narita International
Terminal 1 North Wing China Eastern Airlines in
Airport
Terminal 2
Toronto Pearson
Toronto International Terminal 3 N/A
Airport
Vancouver Vancouver International Terminal Delta Air Lines in U.S.A.
International Transboarder Pre-Clearance
Airport
Premium status
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 Elite
SkyTeam Elite status is awarded to customers who have reached a premium level of a member carrier's frequent flyer program.
Benefits of SkyTeam Elite membership:

Priority reservations waitlisting


Priority airport standby
Priority boarding
Priority check-in
Preferred seating

SkyTeam Elite Plus


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 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 access
Guaranteed reservations on sold-out flights
Express airport security (in some hub airports)

Qualifying tiers by airline


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

Aeroflot Aeroflot Bonus[8] Silver Gold

Aerolneas Argentinas Aerolneas Plus[8] Oro (Gold) Platino (Platinum)

Platinum
Aeromxico Club Premier[8] Gold
Titanium
Air Europa
Gold
Air France
Kenya Airways Flying Blue[8] Silver
KLM Platinum
TAROM
Freccia Alata
Alitalia MilleMiglia[8] Silver Ulisse
Freccia Alata Plus
Emerald
China Airlines Dynasty Flyer[8] Gold
Paragon

China Eastern Airlines Eastern Miles[8] Silver Gold

China Southern Airlines Sky Pearl Club[8] Silver Gold

Gold
Czech Airlines OK Plus[8] Silver
Platinum
Gold Medallion
Platinum Medallion
Delta Air Lines SkyMiles[8] Silver Medallion
Diamond
Medallion
Gold
Garuda Indonesia Garuda Miles[8] Platinum
Gold EC+
Premium
Korean Air SKYPASS[8] Morning Calm
Million Miler

Middle East Airlines Cedar Miles[8] Silver Cedar Golden Cedar

Saudia Alfursan[8] Silver Gold

Gold
Vietnam Airlines Golden Lotus Plus[8] Platinum
Titanium

Xiamen Airlines Egret Club[8] Silver Gold

Livery and logo


SkyTeam launched in 2009 a speciallivery celebrating its 10th anniversary, with 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, the SkyTeam livery is worn by 52
aircraft.[139]

See also
Oneworld
Star Alliance

Notes
1. Copa's subsidiary Aero Repblica was never part of the alliance.[25]
2. Founding member[104]
3. Air France and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines are part of the airline holding
company Air France-KLM Garuda Indonesia Airbus A330-300
4. Alitalia re-launched operations in 2009 in SkyTeam special livery

5. Left the alliance to joinStar Alliance with United Airlines


6. Northwest Airlines' operating certificate was combined with that of
SkyTeam member Delta Air Lines
7. A founding affiliate member and relaunched as Aeromxico Connect
8. A former charter division, whose operations became part ofAeromxico.
9. A founding affiliate member. Replaced by Song Airlines
10. Song's operations became part ofDelta's fleet.
11. Joined Star Alliance in mid-2012.[110][111]

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