Pegasus might just be the largest airline many travellers have never heard of. While Emirates, Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways, not to mention Turkish Airlines, have been making the headlines, redefining long-haul aviation in the Middle East, Pegasus has quietly built its position as a dominate regional carrier. Here Breaking Travel News takes a closer look.
Traffic data from Pegasus Airlines reveals the number of guests flying with the carrier increased by 22.4 per cent for the first six months of 2014, up to 9.2 million, compared with 7.5 million guests for the first six months of 2013. During the same period the number of available seats increased by 22.3 per cent.
Bahrain International Airport has welcomed the first scheduled flight of Pegasus Airlines into the Kingdom of Bahrain. Turkey’s low-cost carrier has officially commenced operations as of this month, providing BIA with a new route to add to its portfolio.
This week Budapest Airport announces another important new route with the confirmation that Turkey’s leading low cost carrier Pegasus Airlines will launch a four times weekly service on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays between Budapest and Istanbul’s fast-growing Sabiha Gökçen Airport.
Low-cost carrier Pegasus Airlines continues to rapidly expand its network with the addition of three new European destinations, Geneva, Hamburg and Prague, making a total of 83 destinations in 34 countries.
Travel to Turkey with Pegasus Airlines, will become easier and faster with the introduction of a new e-Visa system. In an effort to make travelling to Turkey easier, a new Electronic Visa Application System is now in place for all visitors to Turkey.
Pegasus Airlines continues to rapidly expand its network and as of 12 June 2014 will operate flights from Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen to the Kingdom of Bahrain, located in the Persian Gulf, with one-way fares starting from £123 including taxes and charges.
Pegasus Airlines, with its wide network across Europe, the Balkans, the Caucases and Middle East, connecting its guests to 80 destinations in 33 countries; has now increased the frequency of flights to Tel Aviv, one of the top business and leisure destinations in the world.
Pegasus Airlines has disclosed its financial results for the year 2013. Continuing its double-digit growth in 2013, Pegasus increased sales revenue by 25 per cent YoY to 2.4 billion Turkish Lira and its gross profit by 41 per cent YoY to 450,515,424 Turkish Lira.
After launching its flights to Almaty in 2012, Pegasus Airlines is due to increase its flight frequency to three times a week as from 21 December 2013.
Having founded the ‘fleet of the future’ when Pegasus Airlines launched its scheduled flights in November 2005, Pegasus’ order of 100 Airbus aircraft on 2012, now forms part of its vision for the future. The A320neo and A321neo Airbus aircraft on order will carry the LEAP-1A model of engine produced by CFM International, with the first delivery of the aircraft due in 2016.