Mumbai, Dec 3 (UNI) United Arab Emirates' national carrier, Etihad Airways has teamed up with marine specialists, International Airline Services (IAS) to provide a new tailor-made travel service for the global marine market.
The Abu Dhabi-based airline has selected IAS as its preferred partner in recognition of the company's worldwide experience in what is a growing and highly specialised market, a release said today.
Working alongside Etihad, IAS will provide a 'one-stop-shop' of travel services to marine industry clients and their appointed travel agents for their ships' crew movements.
IAS will effectively operate as an out-sourced marine reservations department, providing sales, ticketing, accounting and full after-sales services for Etihad customers.
The package offered by Etihad and IAS has been designed to meet the specialist requirements of the marine industry, including competitive fares, flexible ticketing options, access to the airline's guest loyalty scheme, interline agreements with other airlines and a generous baggage allowance.