APG Sri Lanka launches APG Academy as authorised partner in Sri Lanka

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With over 100 offices covering over 170 countries, APG is the world’s largest and most successful GSA airline representation network, partnering with over 200 valued airline clients. 

APG Sri Lanka, represented by the GSA Mack Air Ltd., has been appointed as the sole authorised partner to represent the APG Academy in the country. 

APG Academy Executive Product Director Olivia Mauro said: “After more than 20 years of experience in the airline distribution market, leading a worldwide network of experts in airline distribution and actors in travel agencies, APG has decided to share its experience and knowledge with all people involved or interested in its industry. Merging information, data and knowledge from its passionate people in the field, and from the airline industry’s experts, APG has built a unique database of courses to address the training needs of people around the world. Complementary, but not in competition with other dedicated training tools or IATA courses, APG Academy now provides popular courses focused on airline distribution and sales.”

Sharing his thoughts on this special day, APG Sri Lanka Passenger Assistant Manager Julliano Ferdinand said: “The launch of APG Academy locally will mark a milestone in the arena of global Aviation and Travel related training opportunities available for Sri Lankan youth. APG, backed by over two decades of experience in airline distribution and other areas of expertise, in all things aviation; creates a virtual university setting to facilitate the most diverse of learning requirements for students worldwide. 

“In bringing APG Academy to Sri Lanka Mack Air is confident that access to this deep pool of knowledge, will create aviation professionals of higher caliber and assist existing staff cadre to hone their skills and knowledge. The benefits and impact of the above will be felt by all parties involved in aviation transaction chain such as future employers, recipients of services such as passengers and finally the employees themselves; via having access to high quality and objective training content that would assist in development of their skillsets to further their careers. Mack Air plans on working closely with all industry entities and institutions in making APG Academy a household name in Sri Lankan Aviation and Travel education; Welcome to the world of APG!”

APG Academy has adopted the most recent Learning Management Systems (LMS) technologies to bring its customers the best online experience in training themselves. By relying on technology experts to bring the most efficient online learning service, APG Academy has been able to focus on the content - the key to excellent training courses.

The significant benefit of better training is a more productive and efficient team, hence better service delivered to the customer. This builds a continuous loop for companies and its customers, for its profits and its services. If you are a manager or an executive in the air transport industry, or quite simply curious about knowing the processes underlying this industry, then this is the chance to enhance your knowledge. 

The entire course catalogue consists of 12 courses including a free course for travel agents on APG Interline e-ticketing. 

The 12 courses are: Airline Codes; Airport Slots; Traffic Rights; BSP (Billing & Settlement Plan); BSPLink for Travel Agents; Interline for Managers; Interline for Executives; Money Flow; GDS (Global Distribution System); Yield Management; NDC (New Distribution Capability) and FREE Interline E-Ticketing for Travel Agents.

The courses can be directly paid for via the online LMS platform which is accessible on apg.talentlms.com. Contact APG Sri Lanka office located at 11, York Street, Colombo 01 on (+94) 112 475 338 or (+94) 777 814 723 or via the website https://www.apg-academy.com/ or Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/APGSL/ for more information.