SkyTeam Airline Alliance names new executive leadership

SkyTeam said it has appointed a new leadership team.

Perry Cantarutti has been named as Chief Executive Officer and Michael Wisbrun takes over as the Chairman of the Governing board.

The appointments were confirmed at a meeting of the alliance´s governing board, which is composed of CEOs and Chairmen of the 20 member airlines. Leo van Wijk has retired after more than eight years as the chairman of the alliance.

Cantarutti joins SkyTeam from Delta Air Lines where he held the position of Senior Vice President Europe, Middle East and Africa. During his five years in this role, Cantarutti was instrumental in maximising the profitability of the airline´s trans-Atlantic operations and identifying growth opportunities for its joint venture with Air France, KLM and Alitalia — the industry´s largest trans-Atlantic alliance.

Now in its 15th anniversary year, SkyTeam is the global airline alliance with 20 member airlines working together to offer seamless travel on an extensive global network. SkyTeam welcomes 665 million customers each year on more than 16,270 daily flights to 1,057 destinations in 179 countries.