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Marine crew travel during Covid-19

A detailed look at shifting travel patterns and new airfare trends within the marine sector

When the Covid-19 pandemic hit the world in early 2020, no one anticipated how an unprecedented multiparameter phenomenon and its subsequent travel implications on countries, ports and airlines, would still affect crew changes and air travel over a year later.

In our Marine Outlook 2020/2021 we examined the first six months of the pandemic and used this to predict that airfares for crew would remain between 35% and 50% more expensive than 2019 in the short-to-medium term, despite a partial easing of government restrictions.
 

Our aim is to share our findings in more detail this time and for industry experts to use them to inform their understanding, reporting and longer term budgeting. In a nutshell they include:

  • The overall average airfares increase for Filipino and Indian crew was 61%
  • Travel within Europe saw the least fluctuations at 12% average airfare increase overall
  • Crew change air cost at US ports had the lowest average increase at 18%

Read the full and detailed report here:

Read the full report here