global airline alliance

SkyTeam is the world's second largest airline alliance. Its headquarters are on the grounds of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol near Amsterdam, Netherlands. SkyTeam was founded or established in 2000 by five airlines, Aeroméxico, Air France, Delta Air Lines, and Korean Air. It was the last of the three major airline alliances to be established after Star Alliance and Oneworld. Though it was the last of three airline alliances to be established it is second only behind Star Alliance by number of passengers and number of member airlines. As of December 2013, SkyTeam is made up of 19 airlines from five continents, and operates with the slogan "Caring more about you".[1]

SkyTeam flies to more than 1,000 destinations in 178 countries, and operates some 15,200 daily flights with a combined fleet of over 4,300 aircraft, including associate carriers. As of June 2013, the alliance and its members had a total workforce of 452,590; furthermore, it had 530 lounges worldwide to serve 569 million annual passengers.[1]


The four founding members of SkyTeam are Aeroméxico, Air France, Delta Air Lines and Korean Air.
Member airline[2] Joined
  Aeroflot 14 April 2006
  Aerolíneas Argentinas 29 August 2012
  Aeroméxico[A] 22 June 2000
  Air Europa 4 September 2007
  Air France[A] 22 June 2000
  Alitalia 13 January 2009
  China Airlines 28 September 2011
  China Eastern Airlines 21 June 2011
  Czech Airlines 25 March 2001
  Delta Air Lines[A] 22 June 2000
  Kenya Airways 4 September 2007
  KLM[A] 13 September 2004
  Korean Air[A] 22 June 2000
  Middle East Airlines 28 June 2012
  Saudia 29 May 2012
  TAROM 25 June 2010
  Vietnam Airlines 10 June 2010
  XiamenAir 21 November 2012

A Founding member.

Past membersEdit


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Fact Sheet" (PDF). SkyTeam. 22 June 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-07-10. Retrieved 2013-12-17.
  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-11-27. Retrieved 2013-12-17.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. MacLennan, Alexander (11 November 2013). "The Alitalia Story Continues -". The Motley Fool.
  4. "Continental Airlines leaves SkyTeam for Star Alliance -".
  5. "Copa Airlines to leave Skyteam". Business Traveller.
  6. "Delta and Northwest Announce Merger". 15 April 2008.

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