China Airlines announced this week that they have agreed to join the SkyTeam alliance by Delta Air Lines and Air France according to sources close to Taiwan's largest carrier. The agreement is expected to be announced as early as this Tuesday September 14 by China Airlines.
According to Bloomberg Business Week, "The expansion reinforces SkyTeam in east Asia,
where it recruited Vietnam Airlines Corp. in June. Korean Air Lines Co.
is a founding member, and China Eastern Airlines Corp. agreed in April
to become the alliance’s second major Chinese carrier, joining China
Southern Airlines Co."