Skyteam boosts RTW offering

14 Apr 2005 by business traveller

The Skyteam alliance has increased the attractiveness of its Round the World (RTW) andEurope Pass tickets following the inclusion of three more carriers.

Current members of Skyteam that participate in the RTW offering include AirFrance, Korean Air and Delta. Now they've been joined by Northwest, KLM and Continental, adding 141 destinations in theUS,Canada,Latin America, theCaribbean andAfrica to the 658 destinations previously available to RTW passengers.

The RTW tickets allow customers to opt for one of four packages that includes between three and 15 stops for a trip ranging from 10 days to one year. They cost from E2000, for the package starting inAmsterdam.

Rules governing the RTW ticket mean travellers must start and finish in the same country, cross both theAtlantic and Pacific oceans and can backtrack only within the same continent.

TheEurope Pass is for alliance passengers who do not reside inEurope, have made a transatlantic or transpacific flight and want to buy three or more single tickets aroundEurope at a reduced rate. Airlines offering these European routes are Air France, Alitalia, CSA Czech Airlines and now KLM.

Passengers travelling on either the RTW orEurope Pass tickets can earn and redeem frequent flyer points with all Skyteam airlines. The alliance is expected to make additions to itsAmerica Pass ticket later this year following the inclusion of Northwest, KLM and Continental.  

Skyteam's alliance rivals, One World and Star Alliance, also offer RTW ticket options utilising the network strengths of their member airlines. Go to

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