The evolution of specialist fares for the offshore and marine industry has been quite remarkable. If we look back to the beginning where the concept originated in Greece for the shipping industry, airlines identified the need for specialist fares for crews to meet their specific needs. The industry was looking for significantly reduced fares, tickets flexible and refundable enough that they could be adjusted to suit delays or changes of port. Plus an increased baggage allowance to accommodate the fact that crew would be away for several weeks or even months.
This article considers what the options are for accessing global fares including specific industry and corporate fares. Pricing is often controlled at the local level, with fares only being available in a local market and a different cost structure in place for the same seat if bought elsewhere. It summarises that we have seen a positive evolution of airlines identifying opportunities to supply specialist energy, offshore and marine fares.
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