Pegasus from London Stansted

Pegasus calls itself a ‘network LCC’. This is because it carries transfer passengers, mainly over its main airport at Istanbul SAW, as well as point-to-point traffic. With 100 aircraft, its fleet comprises 54 A320ceos/neos, 31 A321neos and 15 Boeing 737-800s. It expects 103 aircraft by the end of 2023. In the first three months of […]

SAW-PDV

Pegasus Airlines, on 18 February introduced flights between Istanbul SAW and Plovdiv in southern central Bulgaria. The 390-kilometre 2-weekly service is maintained each Wednesday and Saturday, with the B737-800 aircraft. PC305 departs Istanbul SAW on Wednesdays at 10:25 local time, arriving at 10:35 local time, while on Saturdays it leaves Istanbul SAW at 15:50, arriving in […]

February 20, 2023 | Latest Route News +

AUH - ESB

Turkey’s capital and the country’s second-biggest city, Ankara, saw its airport welcome 8.6 million passengers in 2022, based on statistics from airport operator TAV. That was just 62% of its 2019 traffic. The airport is dominated by AnadoluJet, a unit that is supposedly to be spun off from Turkish Airlines to operate independently. According to […]

January 25, 2023 | Airports, Europe, Top Story

Ankara to Kazakhstan

On 1 November, Pegasus Airlines commenced Ankara to Almaty service with 2-weekly flights. It connected the Turkish capital to Kazakhstan for the first time, while again providing Ankara – a city of six million – with Central Asia flights, after Turkmenistan ended in 2020. Perhaps inevitably, Pegasus’ Almaty non-stop was joined on 19 November by […]

November 30, 2022 | Airlines, Europe, News & Analysis

SAW - ODS

AnadoluJet is a brand of Turkish Airlines and is favoured by the Turkish flag-carrier when it comes to operating from Antalya and also Istanbul SAW. Unhelpfully from an analyst’s perspective, it also shares the same “TK” code as its parent company. Although Pegasus Airlines is the biggest carrier at Istanbul’s second airport, Turkish Airlines has […]