Both the SkyTeam and oneworld global alliances have grown their membership ranks this past week. Vietnam Airlines became an official member of SkyTeam effective today. Earlier in the week Indian carrier Kingfisher announced its intentions to join oneworld during a meeting in Germany.
I’ve actually flown on both carriers and enjoyed the service and product. I think that oneworld is getting the better deal here – Kingfisher has a ton of coverage in India and a few long-haul routes, too – but SkyTeam needs to beef up their presence in SE Asia significantly and the addition of Vietnam Airlines definitely helps on that front.