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First SkyTeam Exclusive lounge in Southern Hemisphere

SYDNEY, 30 January 2015 – SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, has formally opened its new Exclusive Lounge at Sydney Airport. The alliance’s presence in the Australian market has been growing steadily and now offers over 80 weekly departures from Sydney International Airport operated by China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta Air Lines, Garuda Indonesia, Korean Air and Vietnam Airlines.

The third exclusive lounge in SkyTeam’s global network has been designed in SkyTeam’s trademark sleek and modern style. It offers a luxurious and spacious environment to relax pre-flight with sweeping airport views and the iconic ‘green botanical Wall’ adding a breath of fresh air. Key features and amenities include:

  • Seating capacity for 140 guests, with electrical outlets available by each seat for personal comfort and ease while charging personal electronic devices.
  • Connectivity & Business amenities, with access to WIFI and business area fully equipped with printing facilities.
  • Complimentary refreshments -Champagne and Wine bar carefully selected to meet tastes and choices of the guests. In addition to a wide assortment of different foods and beverages. 
  • Wellness center including showers and 4 full body massage chairs 
  • Dedicated TV room

“It is our duty to add value to our members’ businesses and with seven SkyTeam carriers present in Australia; we look to provide enhanced benefits through our customer initiatives such as this new lounge,” said Michael Wisbrun, SkyTeam’s Managing Director at the opening ceremony. “It is a great way to kick off our 15th anniversary year, with a new lounge delivering benefits for customers and synergies for members. We look forward expanding our service of exclusive lounges to Dubai, Beijing and Hong Kong by the end of the year.”

The lounge is available to Elite Plus, First and Business Class passengers flying on any of the seven SkyTeam airlines serving the airport. SkyTeam Lounge will be managed by lounge industry leader, Plaza Premium Lounge Management Limited on behalf of the alliance.

Other Lounge Services

In addition to the SkyTeam Exclusive lounges in London’s Heathrow Airport and Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport, passengers also have access to the over 620 lounges offered by the 20 members worldwide.

Recently the alliance launched a Lounge finder tool available on www.skyteam.com and on SkyTeam App that enables customers locate any of the lounges globally with ease. Amenities, location and hours of operations are some of the information the tool provides to the passengers.

A day rate for SkyTeam’s Exclusive Lounge in Sydney is available to non-SkyTeam customers after the departure of the last SkyTeam flight from the airport. For a 360 degree tour of SkyTeam’s Exclusive Lounge in Sydney, click here

SkyTeam in Australia

SkyTeam network extends to Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns, Melbourne and Perth Airports. The seven online members now offer cumulatively over 100,000 seats weekly to over 1,052 global destinations. SkyTeam alliance is the leading alliance to Greater China and Indonesia, two of the top destinations for Australian travellers.

For more information:
Corporate Communications
E: media@skyteam.com

About SkyTeam
SkyTeam is the global airline alliance with 20 member airlines working together to offer seamless travel on an extensive global network. From top hubs around the world, SkyTeam members provide reliable and comfortable journeys to 1,052 destinations. SkyTeam customers can unwind in 629 lounges as they travel, earn and redeem Frequent Flyer Miles. SkyTeam Elite Plus customers are eligible for SkyPriority services. The 20 members are: Aeroflot, Aerolíneas Argentinas, Aeroméxico, Air Europa, Air France, Alitalia, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Garuda Indonesia, Kenya Airways, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Korean Air, Middle East Airlines, Saudia, TAROM, Vietnam Airlines and Xiamen Airlines. SkyTeam welcomes 612 million customers each year on more than 16,320 daily flights to 1,052 destinations in 177 countries.

www.skyteam.com / www.facebook.com/skyteam / www.youtube.com/user/skyteam

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