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Schiphol World Trade Center, where SkyTeam has its head office

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".

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.


The four founding members of SkyTeam are Aeroméxico, Air France, Delta Air Lines and Korean Air.
Member airline Joined
Russia Aeroflot 02006-04-14 April 14 2006
Argentina Aerolíneas Argentinas 02012-08-29 August 29 2012
Mexico Aeroméxico 02000-06-22 June 22 2000
Spain Air Europa 02007-09-04 September 4 2007
France Air France 02000-06-22 June 22 2000
Italy Alitalia 02009-01-13 January 13 2009
Republic of China China Airlines 02011-09-28 September 28 2011
People's Republic of China China Eastern Airlines 02011-06-21 June 21 2011
People's Republic of China China Southern Airlines 02007-11-15 November 15 2007
Czech Republic Czech Airlines 02001-03-25 March 25 2001
United States Delta Air Lines 02000-06-22 June 22 2000
Kenya Kenya Airways 02007-09-04 September 4 2007
Netherlands KLM 02004-09-13 September 13 2004
South Korea Korean Air 02000-06-22 June 22 2000
Lebanon Middle East Airlines 02012-06-28 June 28 2012
Saudi Arabia Saudia 02012-05-29 May 29 2012
Romania TAROM 02010-06-25 June 25 2010
Vietnam Vietnam Airlines 02010-06-10 June 10 2010
People's Republic of China Xiamen Airlines 02012-11-21 November 21 2012

Founding member.

Past members

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