Philippine Airlines has appointed airline distribution and financial services provider APG as its representative in 16 countries in Europe and the Middle East.
These include Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Switzerland, Finland, Lebanon, Jordan, Cyprus, Turkey, Germany, France, Spain, Portugal and Israel.
Under the agreement, APG will provide full sales and marketing services as well as customer support, ticketing and administrative facilities.
Philippine Airlines has also chosen APG to provide IATA BSP Consolidator System (IBCS) services in several countries which will open up ticketing on Philippine Airlines in a further 20 BSPs (billing and settlement plan) globally.
Philippine Airlines is in expansion mode following the country's removal from the EU blacklist earlier in 2013. It launched services to Abu Dhabi in October, and London Heathrow in November. Four other routes to cities in the Gulf will be opened in the coming months – Dubai, Doha, Riyadh and Dammam.
Philippine Airlines operates a fleet of 67 aircraft to 39 destinations worldwide and has a further 62 aircraft on order.