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Philippines Airlines picks Bird Travels as GSA for India ops

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Philippine's national carrier Airlines has appointed as its (GSA) to develop its sales distribution network in the Indian market ahead of starting here by the winter this year.

is a for an in a specific country or region, responsible for selling all products including tickets and in the region where the does not operate.

As part of the mandate, Bird Travels, which is the management services arm of diversified Bird Group, will be responsible for all the airline's sales, marketing and ticketing activities in through its centrally located headquarters in New Delhi, a release said.

"We are delighted to be associated with Philippine Airlines (PAL) and look forward to building a strong partnership and promote the airline's presence in the country," said.

Airlines plans to launch services to and from the capital city Manila, which will enable India-based travellers seamless air connectivity to over 31 destinations in the Philippines, out the airline's hubs in Manila, Clark, and Davao, the release said.

"India's tourism industry is expanding rapidly and we're already seeing a steady flow of leisure and travellers flying between and Philippines," said Ryan Uy, vice-for sales,

"will help PAL in successfully launching its upcoming flights to New and and strengthen the presence in the Indian market," he added.

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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 17:05 IST