SkyTeam yesterday signed a preliminary agreement outlining Vietnam Airlines' "intentions to undertake exclusive discussions" to join the group next year, which would bring the alliance back to 10 members following the departure of Continental Airlines on Oct. 24. VN would be SkyTeam's third Asian member after co-founder Korean Air and China Southern Airlines, which joined in 2007 (ATWOnline, Nov. 16, 2007). The Vietnamese press flagged the invitation Tuesday. "Vietnam Airlines will enhance ...

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