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SkyTeam Holds Special Event for Corporate Secretaries

Alitalia's Natalie Banes and Maria Kambourelli (4th and 5th from left) presented two return tickets for Italy to the lucky winner (center).

Alitalia’s Natalie Banes and Maria Kambourelli (4th and 5th from left) presented two return tickets for Italy to the lucky winner (center).

Nearly 400 corporate secretaries from some of the capital’s major businesses attended the recent SkyTeam evening reception and fashion show held at one of the Attica area’s most deluxe hotels. During the gala affair, alliance members held a draw for a total of 20 airline tickets to such diverse destinations as Seoul, Mexico City and New York.

SkyTeam -a global airline alliance partnering nine members, including Aeromexico, Air France, Alitalia, Continental Airlines, CSA Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Korean Air and Northwest Airlines- elected Dimitris Karagioules, Commercial Director of Delta Airlines, to give a brief presentation of the alliance.

KLM's Panagis Vassilatos, and Continental's Zoe Skreki (fourth and fifth from left) joined to present their two return tickets, Hawaii via Amsterdam, to the winner (center).

KLM’s Panagis Vassilatos, and Continental’s Zoe Skreki (fourth and fifth from left) joined to present their two return tickets, Hawaii via Amsterdam, to the winner (center).

His presentation was followed by a pool-side fashion show that was most intriguing thanks to a cool evening breeze. The show included some of the capital’s top models showing off the full summer collection of Christos Costarellos.

Following the show, and just prior to wine, food and song, Iro Passa of Delta Airlines started off the draw for airline tickets. She presented two return tickets for New York. Air France’s Claude Maire and Aeromexico’s Aggeliki Kontou presented lucky winners with two return tickets for Mexico via Paris. Mr. Maire also presented two return tickets for Paris. Alitalia’s Maria Kambourelli and Natalie Banes presented a winner with two return tickets for Italy.

CSA's sales manager, Sandra Vigla (third from left), presented this lucky corporate secretary with two return tickets for Seoul via Prague.

CSA’s sales manager, Sandra Vigla (third from left), presented this lucky corporate secretary with two return tickets for Seoul via Prague.

Korean Air’s Thanassis Kavdas and CSA’s Sandra Vigla presented two return tickets for Seoul via Prague. Mrs. Vidla also presented two return tickets for Prague. KLM’s Panagis Vassilatos and Continental’s Zoe Skreki gave away two return tickets for Hawaii via Amsterdam, and Mr Vassilatos also offered two return tickets for Amsterdam.

Separately, SkyTeam recently celebrated its fifth anniversary where the members pledged to work together on key initiatives, including customer service enhancements, development of the alliance network to accommodate anticipated passenger growth, and implementation of technology and e-services alliance-wide.

SkyTeam has grown from a combined fleet of 979 aircraft and 451 destinations in 2000 to a fleet of  2,069 aircraft offering 15,207 daily departures to 684 global destinations in more than 130 countries in 2005.

SkyTeam’s next major event will be its now annual Mexican Festival, which takes place on September 19.

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