SkyTeam, the global airline alliance has launched a branded product to meet the specific travel requirements of the Marine and Offshore (M&O) industry. As well as a vast global network that spans the top M&O destinations, SkyTeam Marine and Offshore offers tailored travel solutions for seafarers and offshore workers alike, to deliver a seamless travel experience.
SkyTeam Marine and Offshore is managed by IAS Global (International Airline Services Limited) and will initially include travel on six SkyTeam members – Aeroflot, Air France, Delta, KLM, Kenya Airways and Saudia – with more airlines set to participate in the coming months. The airlines of SkyTeam’s Marine and Offshore product offer one way and round-trip special fares to more than 1,000 global destinations with bespoke conditions for baggage allowance and ticket flexibility to meet the travel needs of ship crews and offshore workers.
“Launching a dedicated Marine and Offshore product combines our members’ M&O expertise with SkyTeam’s track record of delivering a seamless travel experience,” said Perry Cantarutti, SkyTeam’s CEO and managing director. “Meanwhile, working with IAS Global will ensure SkyTeam’s product is widely available to M&O specialist travel agencies worldwide through one convenient point of contact that includes multiple member airlines.”
Bernard Rafferty, Managing Director of IAS Global stated “With over 20 years’ experience in the Marine and Offshore crew travel sector IAS is delighted to now offer our expertise to SkyTeam airlines to provide an enhanced service to their travel trade partners and in turn, to their industry clients.”
SkyTeam Marine and Offshore is one of a number of branded, alliance-wide travel products developed to deliver value to member airlines and global customers. These include:
- SkyTeam Global Meetings – designed for the Meetings (MICE) industry to simplify travel to small and large-scale international events.
- SkyTeam Corporate Agreements – streamlined travel management offering a tailor-made, competition-law compliant solution for corporate contracting.
- SkyTeam China Corporate Connection – simple, competition-law compliant corporate airline agreements for companies in China.