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New Route of the Day (22 April 2024): Pegasus Airlines between Antalya and Maastricht

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Pegasus Airlines launched seasonal summer flights between Antalya and Maastricht in southern Netherlands on Monday 22 April. The 2,520-kilometre route will be maintained 2-weekly, on Mondays and Thursdays, with the A320 aircraft. Pegasus Airlines is the second carrier to maintain operations between the two cities, alongside Corendon Airlines which runs 3-weekly rotations during the summer.

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Dean Boljuncic, Head of Commercial Development at Maastricht Airport, said: “This collaboration is viewed not just as a short-term arrangement but as the foundation for a long-standing relationship aimed at diversifying the airport’s flight destinations. Pegasus Airlines’ commitment to using quiet and fuel-efficient aircraft resonates with MAA’s mission towards sustainability and environmental stewardship, showcasing a shared vision between the two entities.”

Pegasus now serves four cities in the Netherlands

Pegasus Airlines is now operating a total of six routes between Türkiye and the Netherlands, with Maastricht becoming its fourth destination in the country, complementing Amsterdam, Eindhoven and Rotterdam.

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Pegasus Airlines now runs flights from Istanbul SAW to Amsterdam, Eindhoven, and Rotterdam, from Antalya to Amsterdam and Maastricht, as well as from Kayseri to the largest city in the Netherlands. In total, the LCC boasts 31-weekly departures from Türkiye to the Netherlands.

Despite facing competition on its new Maastricht route, unlike Corendon, which primarily targets package holiday seekers, Pegasus Airlines focuses on catering to individuals purchasing standalone tickets. As a result, this diversification in service offerings is expected to attract a wider audience of travellers, potentially leading to an increase in tourist flow to Antalya from Maastricht and vice versa.

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