Tolosy
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Will KLM Join Sky Team

Thu Jan 15, 2004 3:43 am

I would like to know if KLM will join Sky Team.

Is it planned?

Also I was wondering if KLM flights at CDG will move to T2.

Because of the close agreement between KLM and Northwest, will Northwest join Sky Team as well.

As a date been already set?

Tanks for your help.
 
FlySSC
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RE: Will KLM Join Sky Team

Thu Jan 15, 2004 3:50 am

KLM is scheduled to join SkyTeam in April 2004 and move its flights at CDG from T1 to Terminal 2F.
 
EddieDude
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RE: Will KLM Join Sky Team

Thu Jan 15, 2004 4:37 am

I guess we can expect CO, KL and NW to join SkyTeam very soon (perhaps simultaneously). KL will join as a result of the AF acquisition. CO has already entered into codeshare agreements with AM (and maybe DL?) and an announcement is expected soon. It just seems logical that NW will join too.
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yegbey01
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RE: Will KLM Join Sky Team

Thu Jan 15, 2004 5:42 am

That's a no brainer question.

If AF the parent company is the chief member of the alliance, why would anyone doubt that KLM would not be part of the alliance.....
 
Bigfoot
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RE: Will KLM Join Sky Team

Thu Jan 15, 2004 5:48 am

What remains to be seen is whether the antitrust authorities in Europe and US will allow the three US airlines (DL, CO and NW) to participate in the alliance...

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B4REAL
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RE: Will KLM Join Sky Team

Fri Jan 16, 2004 12:40 am

It is not a quick process. NW and CO have yet to be invited to SkyTeam.

That is the bad part, it is a slow process. I remember when CSA and Alitalia joined, it took forever. It might be mid/late 2005 before CO and NW have the logos on their planes!
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killerbabe
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RE: Will KLM Join Sky Team

Mon Jan 19, 2004 5:09 am

Yep, they will. It is part of their marriage with AF.
NW will join Sky Team too. About the rest of KLM partners, only the future will tell, but I think all will join soon ( CO, CZ, MH, KQ, MP and those I forgot)
 
bobnwa
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RE: Will KLM Join Sky Team

Mon Jan 19, 2004 6:28 am

KLM, NW, and CO have already officially said they plan to join Sky Team. I expect it will all happen this year.
 
TriStar500
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RE: Will KLM Join Sky Team

Mon Jan 19, 2004 6:31 am

Latest news I have read is that KL will join Skyteam in April 2004. I think it is was written in the Frequence Plus newsletter or was featured on the http://www.skyteam.com website.
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