Pegasus Airlines has placed an order for 100 Airbus aircraft as part of a new strategy for growth in the decade to 2023.
Within this framework for expansion, Pegasus Airlines, which launched scheduled flights on November 1st 2005, announced a vision to create a “Fleet of the Future”.
A signing ceremony held earlier, jointly hosted by Pegasus Airlines’ chairman Ali Sabanci and chief executive, Sertac Haybat, was attended by Turkey’s minister for transport, maritime affairs and communications, Binali Yildirim, together with Airbus executive vice president, responsible for Europe and Asia Pacific, Christopher Buckley, and senior representatives from aviation, transport and business industries.
Sabanci and Haybat noted that they were proud to be signing another pioneering and milestone project for the airline which is set to enhance the Pegasus mission even further as the easiest way to fly:
“When we launched Pegasus Airlines in 2005 we knew we had a long journey ahead of us.
“From the very first day, we introduced innovation into our country’s civil aviation sector; we grew, we evolved, we innovated and we generated change.
“Now we are going further, and once again we have said ‘this is not enough,’ continuing steadfastly on our journey of advancement and progress,” said Haybat.
The first aircraft in this largest order in the history of Turkish civil aviation is expected to be delivered in 2015-2016.
The delivery of this order is expected to be completed in 2022.