SkyTeam tightlipped on plans to add two more airlines

Posted On Aug 17 2019 by

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: S.F <a href=”” target=”_blank”><img src=”;cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&amp;n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a> The SkyTeam airline alliance is reportedly in talks with around 12 other airlines, two of whom may be added to the group by the end of the year. In an interview with Bloomberg, SkyTeam said new members were integral to expansion plans in Asia, India and Latin America, but declined to name which carriers were being pursued. Alliance chairman Leo van Wijk admitted only that most of the airlines currently in talks were regional carriers servicing either just one or a few countries. “Latin America is still a relatively wide spot for us,” he said. “It’s not easy to find a partner who covers all of it, so you have to go with multiple partners who cover pieces.” The alliance, which already includes Delta Air Lines Inc. and Air France-KLM, gained its 13th member this week with the official induction of Tarom Romanian Air Transport.Vietnam Airlines joined the alliance on June 10 and China Eastern is set to join in the coming months.last_img read more