Low-cost carrier Pegasus Airlines is launching new flights between London Gatwick and Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen. The flights will offer passengers a chance to fly onto destinations across Turkey and beyond as well as to North Cyprus from May 1st. This new route flying between London Gatwick and Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen will operate six days a week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, connecting on to further destinations across Turkey, including top summer destinations, cultural hotspots and gourmet havens, and beyond.
Pegasus continues its steady expansion with the addition of new routes and an increase in flight frequencies. After the launch of the Kuwait route in March 2014, Pegasus’ daily flights to Kuwait are to increase to 8x weekly in April, 10x weekly in May and double daily as of July 2015.
Pegasus Airlines has added Lyon, Nice and Milan-Malpensa to its network of destinations. Announcing the launch of three new routes at the end of March 2015, Pegasus now serves 30 destinations within Turkey and 59 beyond Turkey; a total of 89 destinations in 36 countries. Having launched its inaugural flights to Paris, St Etienne and Marseilles five years ago, Pegasus now serves five destinations in France.
Turkey’s leading low-cost carrier, Pegasus Airlines has revealed the number of guests taking domestic flights in Turkey rose to 9.06 million in the first nine months of the year, a year on year increase of 19.3 per cent when compared to the same period last year. At the same time, the number of guests on international flights was 5.96 million, translating to growth of 19.5 per cent compared to the same period in 2013.
Pegasus Airlines continues to rapidly expand its flight network with the addition of new routes. Expanding into the African continent for the first time, Pegasus Airlines will commence its scheduled flights to Egypt’s Sharm El Sheikh and Hurghada as of October 23rd 2014.
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.