Vietnam Airlines Joins SkyTeam

June 11: At a ceremony in Hanoi yesterday Vietnam Airlines officially joined the SkyTeam global airline alliance.
Vietnam Airlines unveiled its first aircraft in SkyTeam livery to commemorate its membership in the alliance. “The joining today reaffirms Vietnam Airlines’ position as a major carrier in the Southeast Asian region as well as a strategic partner of SkyTeam,” said Dr. Pham Ngoc Minh, President and Chief Executive Office of Vietnam Airlines.
“We are proud to welcome the first carrier from Southeast Asia in our midst today,” said Leo van Wijk, Chairman of the SkyTeam Governing Board. “Asia is an important and strategic growth market for SkyTeam and we well are on track to strengthen our network offering in this part of the world.”
It brings the total SkyTeam alliance to ten members: Aeroflot, Aeroméxico, Air France, Alitalia, China Southern, Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Korean Air and Vietnam Airlines.