Airlines

Airlines face a number of significant risk exposures, as well as a tough operational business environment, making it vital to have the right risk management plans and insurance coverage in place.

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused serious disruption to the airline industry, mostly as a result of lockdowns that prevented non-essential travel and decimated passenger demand. This put significant pressure on airline cash flows and contributed to the bankruptcy of some airlines. While domestic and short-haul travel recovered relatively quickly, international long-haul travel remains at extremely low levels as each government makes its own decisions regarding border policies. IATA predicts that the total industry loss is over US$100 billion, and that demand will only recover to 2019 levels in 2024.

Our long-standing team of experts have helped airlines of all sizes be more resilient by providing innovative risk management solutions and benchmarking tools as well as developing specialised risk transfer insurance solutions.

From group buying programs and line slips, to customised placement or rating structures and coverage enhancements, we can deliver real value to you. We are able to provide as much tailored coverage as required by your business and help you build long-term market relationships and strategies for ongoing cost savings.

With our robust data set, we benchmark your risks against the wider market and help you make informed buying decisions on your insurance program.

We specialise in representing a variety of airline companies and structures, including:

  • Major flag carriers
  • Other major carriers
  • Regional carriers
  • Cargo carriers

In addition to our placement expertise, our aviation claims specialists offer a range of services beyond traditional claims handling. We help you reduce costs and maximise efficiencies in casualty and property claims, before, during, and after a loss. Through our range of claims services, we have the skills and resources you need to meet your claims scenario, however large or complex.

180+

airline clients

100+

airline insurance specialists

7

hubs globally with airline expertise

Data and analytics

Airlines Claims Dashboard

With decades of historical claims data on the global airlines industry, you can develop highly-targeted risk management strategies with your Marsh broker that can improve your business resilience.


Marsh Pty Ltd (ABN 86 004 651 512, AFSL 238983) (“Marsh”) arrange this insurance and is not the insurer. The Discretionary Trust Arrangement is issued by the Trustee, JLT Group Services Pty Ltd (ABN 26 004 485 214, AFSL 417964) (“JGS”). JGS is part of the Marsh group of companies. Any advice in relation to the Discretionary Trust Arrangement is provided by JLT Risk Solutions Pty Ltd (ABN 69 009 098 864, AFSL 226827) which is a related entity of Marsh. The cover provided by the Discretionary Trust Arrangement is subject to the Trustee’s discretion and/or the relevant policy terms, conditions and exclusions. This website contains general information, does not take into account your individual objectives, financial situation or needs and may not suit your personal circumstances. For full details of the terms, conditions and limitations of the covers and before making any decision about whether to acquire a product, refer to the specific policy wordings and/or Product Disclosure Statements available from JLT Risk Solutions on request. Full information can be found in the JLT Risk Solutions Financial Services Guide.”