Scan Travel Services was founded in 1987 by Dagfinn Lillemo.
In the 1970’s, Norway’s merchant fleet was one of world’s largest.
As head of the Seamen Travel Department, Dagfinn Lillemo was responsible for finding the fastest way to get the seamen to their destination, and the fastest way to bring them back home.
Unlike today, flying was a very expensive undertaking.
So, what could be done to make flying more attractive for both shipping companies and seamen?
By blocking a certain quota at a special fare at SAS, the seamen were able to travel with seamen tickets. Therefore, Dagfinn Lillemo initiated seamen tickets and thus set a milestone in marine travelling.
Today, there is no renowned airline that doesn’t offer seamen tickets.
Since January 2015, the company is led by a group of private investors.
Our goal is to keep developing the original idea in order to remain sustainable and to offer our customers the best service possible.