China Airlines to join SkyTeam next month
Korean Air Sales and Marketing Manager for Australia Rafael Despradel confirmed the entrance of China Airlines to the SkyTeam alliance in Sep-2011 (Australian Business Traveller, 11-Aug-2011). This brings the number of SkyTeam alliance members operating in Australia to six, after Korean Air, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Delta Air Lines and Vietnam Airlines. Aerolineas Argentinas and Garuda Indonesia will join the alliance in 2012, with this to increase the number of carriers operating in Australia to eight. SkyTeam is also seeking opportunities to establish shared facilities, similar to what is in place at London Heathrow and Prague Airport.