TeamintheSky
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Xiamen Joins SkyTeam, ST Undisputed #1 In China

Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:00 pm

Hi All,

Xiamen Airlines ( MF ) officially joined the SkyTeam alliance today as the alliance's 19th member. This further strengthens SkyTeam's hold on the greater China region. Per the linked article, I look forward to MF's receipt of 787s and possible routes to Europe and North America.

http://www.sacbee.com/2012/11/21/500...team-welcomes-xiamen-airlines.html

Kind Regards,

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RE: Xiamen Joins SkyTeam, ST Undisputed #1 In China

Thu Nov 22, 2012 2:32 am

Very impressive coverage of China Mainland and Taiwan for Skyteam alliance...

MF is a good airline, and is a nice addition for ST
 
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RE: Xiamen Joins SkyTeam, ST Undisputed #1 In China

Fri Nov 23, 2012 1:13 am

And with a new, bold, livery to boot! With CI, MU, CZ, and MF, SkyTeam owns China. Would be nice to see a gaggle of Chinese airlines sporting the SkyTeam colors. What airport would that most likely happen?
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RE: Xiamen Joins SkyTeam, ST Undisputed #1 In China

Fri Nov 23, 2012 1:37 am

Kudos to Skyteam for snagging Xiamen! Beautiful aircraft, beautiful FA's, but crappy customer service on the ground. I work near United Centre in Admiralty in HK. The people don't even let you take brochures and they snap at you if you want to look at tourist info. I won't fly Xiamen Airlines to punish them for their crappy attitude. But their planes are nice, especially the new livery.
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RE: Xiamen Joins SkyTeam, ST Undisputed #1 In China

Fri Nov 23, 2012 2:12 am

Quoting AA767LOVER (Reply 3):
Beautiful aircraft, beautiful FA's, but crappy customer service on the ground

That's a shame because their in-flight service is rather good IMO
 
TeamintheSky
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RE: Xiamen Joins SkyTeam, ST Undisputed #1 In China

Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:38 pm

I have heard nothing but good things as well. A colleague took KL's flight to Xiamen and did intra-China flights with MF using Xiamen as a base. They had an absolutely blast.

While SkyTeam is so dominate in China, it would be good if they could shore up a partner in India and South America as they are tragically lacking in those regions.
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RE: Xiamen Joins SkyTeam, ST Undisputed #1 In China

Fri Nov 23, 2012 5:01 pm

DL and Gol have a strong partnership going. DL has invested a few million in Gol. Having flown on them a few times, I'm hoping that one day we'll see Gol in ST.
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RE: Xiamen Joins SkyTeam, ST Undisputed #1 In China

Fri Nov 23, 2012 5:57 pm

Quoting rwy04lga (Reply 2):
With CI, MU, CZ, and MF, SkyTeam owns China.

Wow... all Skyteam needs now is a better presence in India. But whom?

Add to this KE and their coverage of China is second to none.

Quoting TeamInTheSky (Reply 5):
While SkyTeam is so dominate in China, it would be good if they could shore up a partner in India and South America as they are tragically lacking in those regions.

South America will be nice, but is not as critical of a market as India. Gol might be the right partner as rwy04lga notes.

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