CONTINENTAL / COPA LEAVES SKYTEAM 24OCT09

Continental and COPA Airlines on 24OCT09 (Saturday) will terminate its participation in Skyteam Alliance. Continental from 27OCT09 will join Star Alliance while COPA remains independent for the time being.

Continental’s remaining codeshare agreement will come to an end on 24OCT09. Co-operation with Star Alliance, in particular codeshare agreement, will go into effect on 27OCT09. Reservations and ticketing should be available by that date.

COPA, however, will retain its current codeshare agreement with Skyteam member KLM. On a side note, posts under Continental starting 27OCT09, will no longer be categorized under Skyteam, but will be under Star Alliance in this blog.