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SAS to Join SkyTeam on September 1st, 2024

SkyTeam and SAS have today signed an Alliance Adherence Agreement, which concludes that SAS will become a member of SkyTeam on September 1st, 2024.  Customers will benefit from seamless travel to more destinations, loyalty benefits, and more.


SAS to Become Newest SkyTeam Member on September 1st, 2024 - Courtesy SAS/Cision

On  Monday (April 29, 2024), SAS announced that they have signed an Alliance Adherence Agreement (AAA) with the global SkyTeam Airline Alliance, concluding that they will become a member on September 1st, 2024.  As SkyTeam’s newest member, SAS customers will benefit from seamless access to over 1,060 destinations.  EuroBonus loyalty members will benefit from more opportunities to earn and redeem points, while Gold and Diamond members will enjoy SkyPriority services and access to 750+ lounges across the network. 


EuroBonus Silver members will be recognized as SkyTeam Elite level, while Gold and Diamond members will be recognized as Elite Plus.  SkyPriority service include priority check-in, boarding and baggage handling.   SkyTeam member airlines currently serving SAS’ hubs include Air France, KLM, Delta Air Lines and Middle East Airlines.

 

In Monday’s announcement, SAS’ President and CEO, Anko van der Werff, said,


“We are very excited to now have reached this pivotal milestone in SAS’ alliance transition journey.  EuroBonus members will be able to enjoy new destinations and benefits as part of the SkyTeam alliance family, marking the start of an exciting future for customers, partners and employees alike.  SAS customers will benefit from SkyTeam’s strong global presence in many of the world's major aviation hubs and from its focus on strategic partnerships and innovative sustainability initiatives.”


Also commenting on SAS’ admittance to the alliance, SkyTeam’s Chairman, Andrés Conesa, said,


“SAS shares SkyTeam’s vision when it comes to delivering a more integrated and responsible travel experience. Together with our members, we continue to work hard behind the scenes to ensure a smooth transition for customers from the moment SAS joins our alliance.”

SkyTeam’s CEO, Patrick Roux, added,


“We are delighted to officially chart a path to SAS joining the SkyTeam alliance. With its global reputation for reliability, quality and service, SAS is a great fit for SkyTeam and, as we continue to strengthen our customer proposition, we look forward to being part of their future journey.”


SAS Celebrates Admittance to the Global SkyTeam Airline Alliance - Courtesy SAS/Cision


SAS is the leading airline in Scandinavia, with main hubs in Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm, and flying to destinations in Europe, the U.S. and Asia.  The company aims to be a driving force in sustainable aviation and in the transition towards net zero emissions by 2050.  SAS also offers ground handling services, technical maintenance and air cargo services.  Additionally, the carrier is a founding member of the Star Alliance, and together with partner airlines offers an extensive worldwide network.


SkyTeam is committed to powering a seamless customer journey, with all members working together to connect millions of passengers across an extensive worldwide network.  Current members include Aerolineas Argentinas, Aeromexico, Air Europa, Air France, China Airlines, China Eastern, Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Garuda Indonesia, ITA Airways, Kenya Airways, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Korean Air, Middle East Airlines, Saudia, TAROM, Vietnam Airlines, Virgin Atlantic and Xiamen Air.  On September 1st, 2024, SAS will also join SkyTeam.


 

Source(s): SAS/Cision, SkyTeam 

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