IAS was established in 1994 by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines as an airline sales and support company to care for Marine and Offshore crew. KLM foresaw the global growth of this sector and how its unique requirements would demand a dedicated service center.
By 1998, IAS was able to offer a truly global service with centers in Europe, North America and Asia. This innovative strategy allowed KLM to capture approximately 35% of the global Marine and Offshore business.
A sustained market growth created a clear need for a network of complementary airlines able to move crew to every corner of the globe, however remote. IAS has led this strategy, starting in 2004 with the merger of the KLM and Air France marine programs. We continue to build new partnerships, most recently with Xiamen Air in 2019.
In 2020, together with our partner airlines and TMC partners, IAS continue to work ceaselessly to help thousands of crew overcome the challenges of returning home.
To date we have the trust and confidence of a growing list of the world's premier global airlines.