Economy Travel | Humanitarian Airfare

Humanitarian Airfare Information

Traveling with or on behalf of a Humanitarian organization? At Economy Travel, we’ve been specializing in international humanitarian flights since 1988, in fact, it is almost 100% of our business. We can help you arrange your flights to destinations around the world, offering special rates only available to those traveling for religious and humanitarian reasons.

What Is Humanitarian Airfare?

Traveling can be expensive; however, there are ways to fly for lower prices. That is where humanitarian airfare can be helpful. Typically, humanitarian airfare is the cheapest and most flexible ticket. Throughout the years, this has been a way for nonprofit organizations to save money on their travel costs. In some cases, humanitarian airfare can save organizations more than a third on the costs of their airfare. There are also added benefits and flexibility that come with humanitarian airfare, which is why travelers should explore this opportunity.

What are the Advantages of Humanitarian Airfare?
In addition to saving money by using humanitarian airfares, there are a few other advantages. These include:

  • Low pricing: Most of the time, are fares are lower than the traditional airfares offered directly at the airline's site or with the large airfare websites. There are times when we are much lower because we do not have advance purchase requirements.
  • Added Flexibility: Those who are traveling using humanitarian airfare are using flexible tickets. This allows everyone to change or cancel their plans if something changes at the last minute, with reduced penalties from airlines, in most cases.
  • Baggage Discounts: There are many cases where humanitarian airfare will allow travelers up to three times the standard amount of luggage before they start to charge for bags. Airlines understand that many travelers who fly using humanitarian airfare are doing charitable work and this requires equipment.
  • Extended Ticketing Times: There are cases where tickets via humanitarian airfare can be held for up to 11 months without commitments. This means that travelers can book early, take advantage of lower prices and avoid penalties.
  • One-Way Tickets Allowed: While most travelers have to pay a premium for one-way tickets, humanitarian airfare provides access to one-way tickets at about half of the price of a round-trip fare.
These are just a few of the numerous benefits that come with humanitarian airfare options.

Why Purchase Humanitarian Airfare from Economy Travel?
First and foremost, we are the holder of 22 humanitarian airfare contracts directly with the airlines, no middle man causing additional markups for you. We know that you have choices when it comes to your travel plans, even in the humanitarian airfare industry. At Economy Travel, we have more than 30 years of experience serving nonprofit travelers. We have a global network of destinations serving Africa, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Over the years, we have developed strong connections throughout the travel industry, allowing you to enjoy the lowest fares at your preferred travel time. We understand your mission because we have specialized in helping you accomplish it from the first day we opened our doors.

Who Qualifies for Humanitarian Travel?
There are several groups that regularly qualify for humanitarian airfare, and are our most common clients, including:
  • Humanitarian and Missionary Organizations: Annually, hundreds of humanitarian and missionary organizations purchase tickets through us to save money, which means more money can be spent carrying out charitable work.
  • Churches: Church airfare are among the biggest segment qualifying for humanitarian trips, as they regularly perform missionary work.
  • Adoptions: Adoption airfare is a great way to make a difference in the life of a child, which is why these trips qualify for humanitarian aid.
  • School Airfare: Whether the trip is educational for students or involves building a school in another country, this trip qualifies for reduced airfare.
  • Group Airfare: Economy Travel handles hundreds of group airfare movements each year, helping these groups save money.

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We fly people all over the world; however, about 80 precent of our destinations involve Africa. Another 15 percent travel to Latin America with the remainder traveling to rest of the world. If you have a trip that you need to plan, we are here to help.

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