May 23, 2024

SAS To Team Up With SkyTeam Alliance Under AAA

SkyTeam and SAS, have signed an Alliance Adherence Agreement concluding that SAS will join SkyTeam on 1 September 2024
From the moment SAS joins SkyTeam, EuroBonus members will enjoy benefits from frequent flyer reciprocity across most SkyTeam airlines. Image Courtesy: SAS

SkyTeam And SAS have officially agreed to pair up by signing an Alliance Adherence Agreement (AAA) serving as an important initiative toward SAS’ official entry into the global airline alliance. SkyTeam and SAS are committed to ensuring a seamless transition for all the clients.

Industry sources added that from September 1st, 2024, SAS will officially become a part of SkyTeam, boosting the alliance with the best access to Scandinavian key hubs. This collaboration will bolster SkyTeam’s global network, offering new destinations, enhanced connectivity, and a more seamless, elevated customer journey for all travelers.  

Industry sources also affirmed that from the moment SAS joins SkyTeam, EuroBonus members will enjoy benefits from frequent flyer reciprocity across most SkyTeam airlines. EuroBonus Silver members will be recognized as SkyTeam Elite level, while Gold and Diamond members will be recognized as Elite Plus.

Industry sources further added that SAS clients will benefit from easy connectivity across SkyTeam’s network of 1,060+ destinations, which includes their favorites as well as previously unserved cities – particularly across Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. SkyTeam and SAS share the vision of providing a valued customer experience through quality products, innovation, and dedicated service. 

From L To R: – Andres Conesa, SkyTeam Chairman, Patrick Roux, SkyTeam CEO (M) And Anko van der Werff, SAS President and CEO

Andrés Conesa, SkyTeam Chairman, stated: “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.” 

Patrick Roux, SkyTeam CEO, stated: “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.”  

Anko van der Werff, SAS President and CEO stated “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.” 




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