SkyTeam has welcomed China Airlines as its 15th member.
The airline, also one of the world’s leading cargo carriers, becomes the first Taiwanese airline to join SkyTeam.
From its hub in Taipei China Airlines operates a diverse passenger and cargo network throughout the wider Asia pacific region, North America and Europe, with a total of 224 daily departures to 80 destinations worldwide.
The new member brings three new destinations to the SkyTeam network: Okinawa and Miyazaki, Japan; and Surabaya, Indonesia.
“Joining SkyTeam is an integral part of our strategy for increased international growth and profitability,” said China Airlines’ chairman, Chia-Juch Chang.
“This is a momentous occasion in our history and we look forward to a future of cooperation and collaboration with our SkyTeam partners, bringing greater benefits to our distinguished passengers.”
China Airlines customers can now earn and redeem miles on all services operated by SkyTeam member airlines.
Members of other SkyTeam airlines’ frequent flyer programs can also earn and redeem miles when flying on any China Airlines operated flight.
China Airlines will also be included in all SkyTeam global deals, particularly benefiting corporate clients with business interests in Taiwan.