Pegasus Airlines Places Largest Turkish Aircraft Order

(Airbus)

(Airbus)

A signing ceremony and press conference was held today at Pegasus Airlines’ new headquarters at Aeropark, Istanbul, at which the airline’s order of 100 Airbus A320neo and A321ceo aircraft was unveiled as part of its strategy for growth to 2023.  The order, worth $12 billion, is reportedly the largest-ever aircraft order in the history of Turkish civil aviation and is the carrier’s first step in creating a ‘Fleet of the Future’.
The ceremony – hosted by Pegasus’ Chairman Ali Sabanci and CEO Sertac Haybat – was attended by The Republic of Turkey’s Minister for Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, Binali Yildirim, Airbus Executive VP for Europe and Asia Pacific, Christopher Buckley, and senior representatives from aviation, transport and business industries.
Pegasus began operating flights in November 2005 and was named by OAG as Europe’s fastest-growing airline in 2011.  Since launching, the carrier has flown 49 million passengers and is now providing 1,700 scheduled flights a week, according to Mr Haybat.
Mr Buckley commented:  “Turkey is rapidly developing into Europe’s most dynamic commercial aviation market and Pegasus is one of the major players within this transformation.  We are very proud that Pegasus Airlines has become Airbus’ newest customer with such a significant order of new aircraft.”
The first aircraft in the order is expected to be delivered by 2016, with completion of the order expected by 2022.

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  1. I have booked a ticket with Pegasus airline and can not speak to anyone for days. I have tried calling Pegasus airlines in U.K., USA and Turkey and automated message always asks me to leave a message. I have tried that, I have not received any response. I have written to them on the website and still for 4 days, I have not heard from anyone/. can someone tell me how could I speak to anyone from Pegasus?

    • Dear Yulia,
      I’m afraid we can’t help you – I can only recommend that you keep trying the numbers on their website. We are not affiliated with the airline – we just report the news. I’m sorry we couldn’t be of more help!
      Good luck,
      Caroline.

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