“In addition to its SkyTeam partners, the company has accelerated the expansion of its global circle of friends by entering into a bilateral codeshare partnership with American Airlines, British Airways, Emirates, Finnair, Japan Airlines, Qantas and Qatar Airways,” said China Southern. In addition, from 4 June, Korean Air will extend its codeshare agreement with Alitalia. As part of the agreement, Korean Air will be sharing code on new flights operated by Alitalia between Rome and Incheon, which will double the frequency on the line from three per week to six. Alitalia will continue to share code on Korean Air operated flights between Incheon-Rome and Incheon-Milan. Korean Air will also schedule code-sharing on Alitalia flights from Rome to three domestic destinations – Milan, Venice and Bologna, as well as seven international destinations – Athens, Barcelona, Madrid, Munich, Budapest, Cairo and Casablanca. The Russian airline and the Belgian national airline are joining forces to offer even more choice to their customers through a new codeshare agreement. You can now book flights with Aeroflot or Brussels Airlines and travel between Brussels and Moscow from 20 January 2020. Delta`s codeshare partnerships offer the ability to sell the “DL” code on flights operated by partners. Code-sharing allows Delta customers to choose more for an even larger global network.
By extending SkyTeam`s code-sharing agreements between partners, passengers will receive smooth travel to global destinations. The agreement also allows members of Korean Air`s loyalty program, Skypass, to collect miles on all codeshare flights. China Southern Airlines will maintain codeshare agreements with most SkyTeam members, even after the alliance`s release next year. On January 10, 2011, Saudi Arabian Airlines signed a SkyTeam membership agreement in 2012.  On February 28 of the same year, Middle East Airlines agreed to join the alliance.   Member airlines Delta and Air France-KLM appointed Goldman Sachs at the end of February 2011 (2011-02) to advise them on a possible offer for Sir Richard Branson`s 51% stake in Virgin Atlantic, which could lead the airline to join SkyTeam and significantly increase the Alliance`s presence in London. Rivals Star Alliance and Etihad Airlines are also exploring competing options for Virgin Atlantic.  China Eastern Airlines joined the alliance on June 21, 2011 with its subsidiary Shanghai Airlines to become the 14th member.   Later in 2011, on September 28, China Airlines joined the alliance.  In November of the same year, Xiamen Airlines committed to be admitted as a full member by the end of 2012, with the support of China Southern Airlines.  Booking a codeshare flight means that flights booked with an airline can be made by one of the partners as part of the agreement. The new agreement allows travellers departing from Moscow to easily connect to the entire Brussels Airlines network, while travellers from Brussels will benefit from better connections to the Russian capital and Aeroflot`s global routes.
Thanks to the check-in, passengers can check their bags at the departure airport and pick them up at their destination. According to a press release issued today by Aeroflot, the Russian airline and Brussels Airlines have signed a codeshare agreement to offer customers a greater choice of flights and greater flexibility in travel between Brussels and Moscow.