Alitalia board approves agreements with Air France and Delta Air Lines.
The board of Italian carrier, Alitalia, announced on 25 July that it has formally approved commercial partnerships to be signed with Air France and Delta Air Lines on Friday (27 July).
The agreements will see Alitalia become a member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance, which also includes Air France, Delta Air Lines, AeroMexico, Korean Airlines and CSA, a Czech carrier. Alitalia is expected to join the alliance in November.
The partnership with Air France will continue until October 2011 under the agreement, and will facilitate the development of a multi-hub system between Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris and the Malpensa and Fiumicino airports in Italy. The carriers will also streamline their frequent flyer programmes. The partnership with Delta Air Lines, a US carrier, is aimed at improving flight times and connection with the USA, according to The Associated Press.
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