ASIA Travel Tips.com

 

SkyTeam enhances Network Offering and Presence at London Heathrow

Search ASIA Travel Tips .com Latest Travel News Wednesday, 6 February 2008

The global airline alliance, SkyTeam, is to enhance its customer offering and increase its presence at London Heathrow International Airport (LHR) next month as the EU-U.S. open skies agreement takes effect.

“SkyTeam applauds the progress made with the first-stage transatlantic open skies agreement between the EU and the U.S,” said Leo van Wijk, chairman of the SkyTeam Governing Board. “We are pro-competition and strongly believe that greater liberalisation in the aviation industry opens up new opportunities for travellers, as well as airlines and their employees.”

As of March 30, 2008, SkyTeam travellers will have access to more route and flight options than ever before. The alliance will offer in total 11 new daily frequencies through eight new nonstop routes – never before available to passengers travelling within the SkyTeam network – between the U.S. and LHR, including:

- Daily service to and from Los Angeles (operated by Air France with Delta codesharing); 
- Twice-daily service to Houston (operated by Continental);
- Daily service to Atlanta (operated by Delta with Air France codesharing); 
- Service to New York (twice-daily service to John F. Kennedy International (JFK) operated by Delta with Air France codesharing and twice-daily service to Newark Liberty International (EWR) operated by Continental); and
- Daily service to Detroit, Minneapolis, and Seattle (operated by Northwest with KLM codesharing).

At this time, SkyTeam’s U.S. carriers – Continental Airlines, Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines – will begin serving LHR, the first U.S. airlines to gain new entry to the airport for the first time since 1991. SkyTeam members Aeroflot, Air France, Alitalia, CSA, KLM and Korean Air already serve the UK gateway hub. At the start of their service to LHR, Continental, Delta and Northwest will join KLM and Kenya Airways in Terminal 4.

SkyTeam U.S. carriers with current service to London Gatwick airport (LGW) will continue to serve the airport with direct transatlantic routes. Additionally, members Air France and KLM will continue serving London City Airport (LCY).

“Greater access to London Heathrow will improve passenger transfer convenience, but for SkyTeam, the opening of the airport is a symbol of change,” added Mr. van Wijk. “For years, the airport was closed to most U.S. airlines, including the three U.S. carriers in the SkyTeam alliance. With the open skies agreement, Heathrow is now open for more competition, which is good for the passenger.”

SkyTeam’s move to Terminal 4 – part of a broader airport relocation project coordinated by BAA – will take effect over the next 12 months, with the welcoming of the U.S. carriers completing the first phase.

See other recent news regarding: Airlines, Aviation, Hotels, SkyTeam, Miles, London, Heathrow

Subscribe to our Latest Travel News Daily Email Free of Charge by simply entering your email address to the right. You can also stay updated with our RSS Feed Free Travel News RSS Feed and even add the travel news to your website. Have questions? Please read our travel news FAQ.
     
Exclusive HD video interview with Mr. Fumihiro Sakakibara, General Manager - Japan, Macao Government Tourism Office. Aviation industry update from the Group CEO of AirAsia, Mr. Tony Fernandes, and Gary Chapman, Emirates' President Group Services and dnata. Exclusive HD video interview with Mr. John R. Rolfs, General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo and Vice President Japan & Korea. In this interview, filmed in a luxurious suite at The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo on Sunday, 24 September 2017, we ask Mr. Rolfs to tell us more about the property.
Macao Tourism Update Aviation: AirAsia and Emirates The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo
What exactly is going to happen to The Dusit Thani Bangkok hotel, when will it close, what about the staff, when will the new Dusit Thani Bangkok open and what will it be like? In this exclusive HD video interview with Ms. Sukanya Janchoo, General Manager of The Dusit Thani Bangkok, Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com asks Khun Sukanya about the hotel, its markets, RevPAR and these major changes. Travelodge Hotels Asia’s Brands and Expansion Plans - Exclusive HD Video Interview with Stephen Burt, Chairman. Exclusive HD video interview with Alejandro Bernabe, Group Director of Avani Hotels and Resorts. We talk about Avani Hotels' future plans and what exciting new developments are in the pipeline. You will also learn that Avani is about to announce a new sub brand, is currently building its first resort with private pool villas and what the group's position is on new technology.
Dusit Thani Bangkok Travelodge Hotels Asia Avani Hotels & Resorts
Jonathan Wigley, CEO of Travelodge Thailand, outlines expansion plans in HD Video Interview. Exclusive HD video interview with Myanmar's Minister of Tourism and Hotels, H.E. U Ohn Maung, about the status of tourism in the beautiful and mystical country of Myanmar (formerly known as Burma). Birth of a Luxury Thai Hotel Brand - HD Video Interview with Christopher E. Stafford, Chief Operating Officer of the newly formed 137 Pillars Hotels & Resorts.
CEO of Travelodge Thailand Myanmar Tourism Update Birth of Luxury Thai Hotel Brand
This HD video tour of Thai AirAsia X's brand new 337-seat Airbus A330-300 aircraft was filmed at Don Mueang Airport in Bangkok, Thailand on 14 May 2014  Exclusive HD video interview with Jaime J. Bautista, President & Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Philippine Airlines (PAL) HD video of the interior and exterior of a Thai Vietjet Airbus A320-200.
Thai AirAsia X A330-300 PAL President & COO Thai Vietjet A320-200
Inside Qatar Airways Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner - HD Video It takes 800 workers between 65 and 80 days to assemble, install, test, paint, furnish and deliver an Emirates Airbus A380. Showers, Bars, Lounge - The Emirates Airbus A380 Has Them All - HD Video Tour Thai Airways International Takes Delivery of Brand New Boeing 777-300ER
Qatar Airways B787 Emirates A380 Thai Airways B777-300ER

Latest Travel News
Advertising
Advertising

 
Copyright © 1997-2017 ASIATravelTips.com/TravelNewsAsia.com