After participating in a hearing in the Chambers of Cristina Fernandez, alongside executives from Sky Team, Recalde stressed that the incorporation of the flag carrier to the largest airlines Alliance at global level is a symptom; a symbol of his recovery. He stressed the benefits of the agreement for the passengers. After participating in a hearing held in the Office of President Cristina Fernandez, together with the senior management of the network of airlines Sky Team, the owner of Aerolineas Argentinas (AA), Mariano Recalde, flights he pointed out yesterday that the incorporation of the line’s flag to the largest global airline alliance is a symptom; a symbol of his recovery. Recalde stressed that this Alliance is an important benefit for passengers, because Sky Team adds 898 destinations in 169 countries. With the entry of AA unifies the completion of formalities (check-in and baggage claim) and opens the possibility of adding points for miles on all airlines that comprise it, He added.
Through a press conference held in the Salon of Argentine thinkers, along with the Secretary of transportation, Juan Pablo Schiavi, and the director of Sky Team, Marie Joseph Male, Recalde alluded to the goals of the airline, presented makes approximately 11 months in the Congress of the nation, and pointed out that AA has a direction, a strategically designed business plan that is being satisfactorily met. In this regard, the official announced that in addition to increase cabotage networks in the region, is expected to March 3 next AA returns to fly to the city of Mexico, and is expected to announce the addition of flights to New York during 2011. From the initialled agreement, AA achieved a first stage of joining the Sky Team air network. For full membership of the global Alliance, it is necessary that the company manages to comply with a series of commercial, computer, operating requirements, etc, for which a period of 12 to 18 months is expected. In this way, Aerolineas Argentinas is the first member of South America’s Sky Team, an international partnership that integrates Aero major companies in the world and offers access to the customers of these companies to an extensive global network with more destinations, more frequencies and greater connectivity. Passengers can accumulate and redeem frequent miles or points of traveler in the entire network of SkyTeam, which has 467 VIP lounges at airports around the world.
Thirteen current Skyteam members are: Aeroflot, Aeromexico, Air Europa, Air France, Alitalia, China Southern Airlines, CSA Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Kenya Airways, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Korean Air, TAROM and Viet Nam Airlines. Announced future members of the Alliance are China Eastern, China Airlines and from today, Aerolineas Argentinas.