SkyTeam opened the doors of its lounge at Santiago International Airport, Chile, the alliance’s first in South America.

The 757 m2 facility is available to international Elite Plus, First and Business Class customers and features special touches, authentic local cuisine, and views of the Andes Mountains.

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«As international travel returns, we are excited to enhance the customer experience by adding another lounge to our global network,» said SkyTeam CEO Kristin Colvile. «We have combined the warmth of Chilean hospitality with elements of the country’s delicious cuisine to provide a welcoming space for customers to enjoy before they fly,» she added.

SkyTeam’s Santiago lounge is located on the second floor of the airport’s Terminal 2, Pier E, and features design elements that pay homage to the country’s cultural heritage, as well as sofas, showers, free Wi-Fi, and other amenities, plus a kitchen dedicated to local and international cuisine open throughout the day.

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Skyteam Schedules and Airlines in Santiago

The lounge will be available three hours before the first flight until the departure of the last SkyTeam flight of the day.

According to data obtained through Cirium, as of May 2022, five SkyTeam airlines operate in Santiago:

  • Aerolineas Argentinas: Buenos Aires/Aeroparque (17 weekly flights) and Mendoza (1 weekly flight); on Boeing 737-800 and Embraer 190 aircraft, respectively.
  • AeroMexico: Mexico City (7 weekly flights); in Boeing 787-8.
  • Air France: Paris/Charles de Gaulle (5 weekly flights); in Airbus A350-900.
  • Delta Air Lines: Atlanta (7 weekly flights); on Airbus A330-300.
  • KLM: Amsterdam (6 weekly flights) and Buenos Aires/Ezeiza (6 weekly flights); on Boeing 787-9.

These operations represent more than 89,000 seats per month, representing 11.6% of Santiago’s (SCL) international seat supply. During the first quarter of 2022, the five Skyteam companies mobilized 142,793 passengers, recovering 58.06% of passengers compared to the same period of 2019, according to Chile’s Civil Aviation Board (JAC).

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