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More Choices on SkyTeam Pass Products

At a meeting yesterday
in Noordwijk, the SkyTeam Steering Committee announced that passengers
traveling via the alliance’s Round the World and Europe Pass
products will have greater options, in terms of schedules and
destinations, with the addition of Continental’s, KLM’s and Northwest’s
route networks. Effective April 15, RTW customers can select flight
options from any of the nine member airlines, while Europe Pass customers
have their choice of routes operated by the alliance’s four European
carriers. For RTW passengers, the new options provide greater access to destinations
in the United States, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as
key cities in Africa. In Europe, passengers with a trans-Atlantic or
inter- continental ticket can now extend their trip with discounted fares
to destinations such as Belfast, Northern Ireland and Berne, Switzerland
under the Europe Pass product.

“As we approach the busy summer travel season, choice and flexibility are
high priorities for leisure travelers,” said Dominique Patry, chairman of
the SkyTeam Steering Committee and vice president alliances and
international affairs at Air France. “SkyTeam, with its customer focus,
understands these needs and is pleased to offer additional options now
that our network reach has expanded with the inclusion of Continental, KLM
and Northwest.”

The SkyTeam Steering Committee consists of senior executives from member
airlines who serve as partners in the planning and implementation of key
strategies agreed upon by the Governing Board. The executives made the
announcement following their quarterly meeting in Noordwijk.