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  • Joe Breitfeller

SkyTeam Names Patrick Roux as New Managing Director and CEO

SkyTeam has today announced the appointment of Patrick Roux as the global airline alliance’s new CEO and Managing Director. Mr. Roux has over 30 years’ experience in the airline industry and joins SkyTeam from the Air France-KLM Group.

SkyTeam's New CEO and Managing Director, Patrick Roux - Courtesy SkyTeam

On Monday (October 3, 2022), SkyTeam announced the appointment of Patrick Roux as the global airline alliance’s new CEO and Managing Director. He succeeds Kristin Colvile who will return to Delta Air Lines after completing a successful four year term. With over 30 years’ aviation industry experience, Mr. Roux joins SkyTeam from the Air France-KLM Group, where he served in various executive-level roles over the last 15 years, most recently as Senior Vice President Alliances. In that role he was responsible for overseeing the Group’s strategic partnership activities, including commercial offerings in different markets through over 80 Joint Ventures and codeshare agreements.

In Monday’s announcement, SkyTeam’s Chairman, Walter Cho, said,

“We are delighted to welcome Patrick onboard as SkyTeam’s new CEO and Managing Director. He joins the alliance at an important point in time, and we have absolute confidence that his extensive experience will help us further build the alliance of the future through a continued focus on delivering a seamless travel experience. On behalf of my colleagues at SkyTeam, I thank Kristin for all her hard work and dedication over the last four years, during which she navigated the challenges of the pandemic to lead SkyTeam’s transformation into a more agile, digitally focused, value-oriented organization. We wish her well in her new endeavors at Delta Air Lines.”

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, and XiamenAir. Virgin Atlantic will also join SkyTeam from early 2023.

Source: SkyTeam