LONDON/AMSTERDAM, 2 March 2023: Virgin Atlantic is officially joining SkyTeam today, enhancing the alliance’s offering at both London Heathrow and Manchester Airport. Customers can now benefit from more opportunities to earn and redeem points, with access to an extensive global route network.
SkyTeam's members can fly you to more than 184 countries. Enjoy convenient connections, lounges, priority airport services and ways to earn frequent flyer miles.
Our SkyTeam partners (an alliance of 18 airlines serving over 175 countries and 1,150 destinations across the globe) all offer a unique suite of benefits including access to partner lounges around the world). Benefits with Core Global and Global Airline Partners. SkyTeam Elite and Elite Plus Benefits. International Lounge Access.
SkyTeam is one of the world's three major airline alliances. Founded in June 2000, SkyTeam was the last of the three alliances to be formed, the first two being Star Alliance and Oneworld, respectively. Its annual passenger count is 630 million (2019), the second largest of the three major alliances.
Founded in June of 2000, the SkyTeam alliance is the youngest of the three major airline alliances, with the first two being the Star Alliance and oneworld. Looking at pre-pandemic passenger numbers, we can see that in 2019 SkyTeam airlines were responsible for carrying 630 million passengers.
The 18-member SkyTeam airline alliance connects 676 million passengers annually to more than 1,000 destinations in 170 countries. The alliance began in 2000 with Delta Air Lines, Air France, Aeromexico and Korean Air. SkyTeam has two elite status tiers: Elite and Elite Plus.
SkyTeam Elite/Plus members are allowed the opportunity to select seats which are available only to them, from the time of booking. Access to Priority Check-In Counters. This can significantly expedite time spent in line/at the airport ticket counter. Access to Priority Boarding.