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The SkyTeam alliance has announced they will
be opening their own lounge in Vancouver! This will be the alliance’s
first lounge in North America that is branded specifically for SkyTeam.
This will be the 7th SkyTeam globally and should get lots of use seeing
that 9 of the 20 member airlines serve Vancouver! All the more reason
for WestJet to join SkyTeam! (Source SkyTeam) Excerpt from the press release:
CANCUN, June 12, 2017 – SkyTeam, the global airline
alliance, is taking its customers’ airport experience to new heights by
opening a new lounge at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) later
this year. The alliance’s first branded facility in North America, it
will offer a luxurious environment for First, Business and Elite Plus
customers flying on any of the alliance’s nine member airlines
currently serving the airport.
SkyTeam currently offers six branded lounges around the world in
Beijing, Dubai, Hong Kong, Istanbul, London Heathrow and Sydney,
serving hundreds of thousands high-value customers each year.
Speaking at the 73rd annual IATA AGM held in Cancun, Mexico, SkyTeam
CEO and Managing Director, Perry Cantarutti, also outlined some of the
focus areas that the alliance was working on to improve customer
travel experiences while gaining its members value from the synergies.
“With the opening of Vancouver later this year, SkyTeam will offer
more branded airport lounges around the world than any other airline
alliance. Increasing the number of shared facilities worldwide realizes
significant synergies for our airlines while offering a greatly
enhanced airport experience for our top customers,” said Perry
Cantarutti, SkyTeam’s CEO and Managing Director. “Meanwhile, we
continue to invest in technology so that we can capitalize on emerging
customer trends, drive greater efficiencies and continue to deliver
value for our airlines and their passengers.”
Recommended reading: Rewards Canada’s Guide to Business Class Lounge access
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