Walter Cho Appointed as Chairman of SkyTeam Alliance Board
The appointment was endorsed today at a meeting of the SkyTeam Alliance Board at COEX Convention Center in Samseong-dong, Seoul. SkyTeam holds its Alliance Board meeting, which is composed of the CEOs of the 19 member airlines, to oversee SkyTeam’s global strategy.
In the changing face of the global aviation industry, the need for proactive actions through strong leadership has grown stronger than ever. Against this backdrop, Walter Cho has been elected as Chairman, ahead of the 20th anniversary of SkyTeam’s foundation in 2020.
As a founding member, Korean Air has been instrumental in shaping SkyTeam over the last 20 years. Walter Cho, will now play an active role, alongside the other members, as SkyTeam grows from an established network to a digitally connected, customer-focused alliance.
About Korean Air
Korean Air, established in 1969, is one of the world’s top 20 airlines carrying more than 26 million passengers in 2018. The airline operates over 460 flights per day to 124 cities in 44 countries on five continents; it has a modern fleet of 168 aircraft and employs over 20,000 professional employees. Korean Air’s core business includes passenger, cargo, aerospace, catering and in-flight sales. The airline’s main hub is at the Incheon (ICN) International Airport Terminal 2 which opened in 2018.
Korean Air is a founding member of the SkyTeam airline alliance, which together with its 19 members annually welcomes 630 million passengers worldwide, on more than 14,500 daily flights, covering 1,150 destinations in 175 countries. The airline launched a joint venture partnership with Delta Air Lines in the trans-Pacific market in May 2018.