29 August 2012
Buenos Aires, 29 August 2012 – SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, today welcomes Aerolíneas Argentinas as its 18th member. The national airline of Argentina – South America’s second largest economy - Aerolíneas Argentinas becomes SkyTeam’s first South American member, adding 40 new destinations to the SkyTeam network.

We are pleased to be bringing our Argentinean customers access to a greater worldwide network. Today also marks a significant milestone in our efforts to strengthen our South American network, said Michael Wisbrun, SkyTeam’s Managing Director. “With the rapidly growing demand for travel to South America and Argentina, Aerolíneas Argentinas adds real value to our alliance by opening up extensive business and leisure travel opportunities for our customers.

Looking forward, we will continue to focus on this continent. Our founding members Delta and Aeroméxico are significant players in the Latin American market and are leading the way in terms of finding new opportunities in this region, said Mr. Wisbrun. Delta has expanded its cooperation with Brazil’s GOL and Aeroméxico, by building ground-breaking commercial agreements. These will pave the way for further opportunities for SkyTeam and our customers.

Joining SkyTeam is a major achievement in Aerolíneas Argentinas’ long-term restructuring plan. Key elements of this plan include fleet renewal and network rationalization, upgrading the entire IT platform, improving product quality and enhancing the frequent flyer program Aerolíneas Plus.

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