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Skynet is the fictional machine intelligence featured as the never-seen villain of The Terminator film series. Skynet is only vaguely described in the first two movies, but is explained in more detail in Terminator 3 as an Air Force software experiment to protect military computer systems from virus attacks. However, Skynet is so sophisticated it unexpectedly achieves sentience and introduces a virus of its own to prompt its own premature activation by Air Force commanders. Skynet then seizes control of all military systems and launches a full scale nuclear attack against mankind, leading to a open ended war between the human survivors and its minions, the titular Terminator robots.

'Skynet Airlines' is a new Irish airline with routes to Holland, Russia and China. They operate code shared routes with Aeroflot. See