SkyTeam

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This page has all the information to do with this alliance/the airlines in the alliance. SkyTeam is the second largest airline alliance in the world. Scroll down for the members/news.

CEO: Perry Cantarutti

Deputy Managing Director: Su Liang

Members:

Aeroflot (Russian) – 14 April 2006

Aerolínas Argentinas (Argentinian) – 29 August 2012

Aeroméxico (Mexican) – 22 June 2000 [founding member]

Air Europa (Spanish) – 4 September 2007 

Air France (French) – 22 June 2000 [founding member]

Alitalia (Italian) – 13 January 2009

China Airlines (Taiwanese (Chinese)) – 28 September 2011

China Eastern Airlines (Chinese) – 21 June 2011

China Southern Airlines (Chinese) – 15 November 2007

Czech Airlines (Czech) – 25 March 2001

Delta Airlines (American) – 22 June 2000 [founding member]

Garuda Indonesia (Indonesian) – 5 March 2014 [latest member]

Kenya Airways (Kenyan) – 4 September 2007

KLM (Dutch) – 13 September 2004

Korean Air (South Korean) – 22 June 2000 [founding member]

Middle East Airlines (Lebanese) – 28 June 2012

Saudia (Saudi Arabian) – 29 May 2012

TAROM (Romanian) – 29 May 2012

Vietnam Airlines (Vietnamese) – 10 June 2010

Xiamen Airlines (Chinese) – 21 November 2012

Total – 21 members

Alitalia Boeing 767-300ER in SkyTeam livery

Here is the news:

Garuda Indonesia Orders 14 A330neo

Garuda Indonesia A330neo artwork. Source: Airbus.com

Garuda Indonesia have order 14 A330-900neo worth $5.75. The deal was signed at a ceremony in London with the President of Indonesia, His Excellency Joko Widodo and British Prime Minister, David Cameron present. This deal is marks another milestone for Garuda Indonesia and Airbus. They had a long relationship. Garuda received their A300 in 1981. Here is what the Garuda Indonesia CEO Arif Wibofo had to say:

We are pleased to announce that we continue our long-standing relationship with Airbus. Both Garuda Indonesia and Airbus fully understand the aim of the deal as a long-term strategy to win the global challenge. The A330neo represents a more-efficient future for Garuda Indonesia. This order restructuring is believed to support our continued commitment to deliver the most modern, comfortable and excellent air travel service to all customers as well as to strengthen the sustained positive growth and business expansion of the company.

Garuda Indonesia will use the A330neo to expand their medium and long haul network to Europe with non-stop flights from Indonesia to Europe and vice versa as well as for extra capacity. Currently, Garuda Indonesia’s long haul consists of 24 Airbus A330’s, 10 Boeing 777-300ER and two Boeing 747-400’s.

Aeroflot Reorganisation

Source: Sergey Kustov – Wikipedia. Licence here no changes made

According to the Russian business daily Vedomosti, Russia’s flag carrier, Aeroflot will now accept its Boeing 787 Dreamliners. There were claims that they were cancelling the order. Aeroflot ordered 18 787-8’s and 4 787-9’s adding up to 22 Dreamliners however they reduced their order to 20 Dreamliners but I am unsure which variant that they have reduced. These arrive in 2017. Aeroflot’s CEO Vitaly Savelyev has said this:

We’re trying to exit the deal.

Mr. Savelyev told Rossiya 24 TV last October:

Boeing didn’t deliver them on time and we don’t need them in a slumping market.

Aeroflot reduced it’s Boeing 777-300ER order from three to one. These should also arrive in 2017. The seven NG 737’s should arrive in 2019. They have also knocked off nine A320 Family from their order of 30, now it is 21 aircraft. Their delivery has been delayed, delayed by three years. The airline have also decided to not launch flights from Moscow/Domodedovo and will focus on Moscow/Sheremetyevo and Moscow/Vnukovo through expanded subsidiary Rossiya. They originally planned on launching three domestic flights which would’ve been operated by the A320. Rossiya have taken assets and routes from Donavia and Orenair, their sister companies, which were due to close at the end of March. So Rossiya have received Donavia’s six A319’s and Orenair’s 5 737-800’s and 3 777-200ER’s.