APG, the world’s leading network for Airline Distribution and Financial Services, is pleased to announce that Malaysia’s Malindo Air, an International Air Transportation Association (IATA) member, as well as a recent winner of CAPA’s 2016 Asia Pacific Regional Airline of the Year, is the latest airlines to join the APG IET (Interline E-Ticketing) “hub”.
Through APG’s IET network, 84,000 IATA and ARC travel agencies (in over 100 BSPs and ARC) will be able to issue tickets for Malindo Air via Interline E-Tickets through Global Distribution System (GDS).
At the same time, Malindo Air has appointed APG offices in 22 countries as their General Sales & Services Agents (GSSA), specifically in the USA, Canada, UK, France, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine and South Africa. APG will be providing full sales and marketing services through its offices and call centres.
With this, travellers get to plan their trip with more options for their travel in Asia and Australia as Malindo Air, the Malaysian full service airline who offers dual class seats on their jets, covers 46 destinations in 16 countries in the region.
Richard Burgess, President of APG Network commented “We are delighted to be partnering with the Lion Group airlines to maximise their sales globally through our APG IET and GSSA services, and we are confident that these markets will welcome Malindo Air.”
Chandran Rama Muthy, Chief Executive Officer of Malindo Air, said: “We welcome the appointment of APG Network as our distribution partner and look forward to gain greater awareness in the markets globally, especially in North America, Europe and Africa with APG Network. As a full-service carrier, this is in line with our effort to expand our distribution channels and bring in more transit passengers globally to Malaysia, in support of making KLIA a travel hub in the region.
APG is the world's largest and most successful airline representation network, partnering with over 200 valued airline clients through its offices in almost 180 countries. APG offers a holistic approach to airline distribution, offering not only airline representation but also interline e-ticketing solutions, fare filing, BSP support services as well as other airline distribution solutions, all aimed at maximising an airline's revenue potential. The APG Network is indeed, “The World’s Leading Network for Airline Services.”
Malindo Air is a Malaysian airline with main hubs at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and the convenient KL downtown city airport Subang Skypark in Selangor, Malaysia. The airline took to the skies in March 2013 with domestic flights and has since grown to operate routes to all major airports in Malaysia and across the continents of Asia and Australia. The fleet itself has grown exponentially to 16 ATR72-600 and 29 Boeing 737NG as of 1 Sept 2017. Today, the airline operates over 800 flights weekly across a continuously growing network of about 46 routes in the region.