The 2023 Air Transport Awards name SkyTeam ‘Alliance of the Year’

Sustainability and a seamless customer experience have contributed to SkyTeam being recognized as the world’s number one alliance for the third time.
Date 11 May 2023

SkyTeam has been recognized as ‘Alliance of the Year’ in the Air Transport Awards

An unwavering commitment to both the planet and passengers has seen SkyTeam named alliance of the year for the third time.

The Air Transport Awards recognize achievement across a broad cross section of the aviation industry.

Dr Kostas Iatrou, Director General of the Air Transport Organization said: “SkyTeam is taking a holistic approach to global travel, where its commitment to a seamless customer experience is matched by a commitment to caring for the planet.

“The judges were also impressed by SkyTeam’s work to increase gender diversity in the aviation industry through its RISE Leadership program and alliance-wide participation in IATA’s 25by2025 initiative.”

SkyTeam CEO Patrick Roux said: “Across our global network, SkyTeam people work hard day in, day out to deliver a more seamless customer experience – from SkyPriority airport services to new lounges in São Paulo and Santiago de Chile.

“As well as a focus on transforming the travel experience through technology, we are working to make customers’ travel with SkyTeam more sustainable through The Sustainable Flight Challenge, which is driving new innovations and ways of working to create a greener future for our industry.”

SkyTeam VP Mauro Oretti was on hand in Montreal, to receive the award on behalf of SkyTeam.

He said: “To us, receiving the ‘Alliance of the Year’ award is recognition that we and our member airlines are on the right track, never losing sight of our seamless travel and sustainability goals as we worked together throughout the pandemic – and even more closely now, as the industry recovers.

“SkyTeam remains focused on delivering value to members and their customers through digital transformation and sustainability.”

The prestigious ‘Alliance of the Year’ accolade is a sign that hard work done with and for SkyTeam member airlines and their customers is paying off with industry recognition. A big thanks to everyone at our member airlines across the globe who contributed to SkyTeam winning this award!