The Philippines and Italy have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on a revised air services agreement.
Carriers from the two countries will now be able to operate up to 14 weekly services, says an official at the Philippines’ Civil Aeronautics Board.
Philippine carriers will be able to operate into Rome, Milan and Bergamo, while Italian carriers can operate into Manila, Cebu and Clark.
The last air services agreement between the two countries was signed in 1969, and carriers could operate only once weekly between the two countries. Philippine Airlines (PAL) previously flew to Italy in 1994, adds the country’s Department of Foreign Affairs.
PAL has flagged re-starting services to Rome now that it has been exempted from a ban on Philippine carriers operating in European airspace.