AMSTERDAM - SkyTeam, the global airline alliance that includes Delta Air Lines, 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 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.
SkyTeam is the global airline alliance with 20 member airlines working together to offer seamless travel on an extensive global network. From top hubs around the world, SkyTeam members provide reliable and comfortable journeys to over 1,060 destinations. SkyTeam customers can unwind in 672 lounges as they travel, earn and redeem Frequent Flyer Miles. SkyTeam Elite Plus customers are eligible for SkyPriority services. The 20 members are: Aeroflot, Aerolíneas Argentinas, Aeroméxico, Air Europa, Air France, Alitalia, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Garuda Indonesia, Kenya Airways, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Korean Air, Middle East Airlines, Saudia, TAROM, Vietnam Airlines and Xiamen Airlines. SkyTeam welcomes 665 million customers each year on more than 17,340 daily flights to 1,062 destinations in 177 countries.