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. […]

April 29, 2024 | Latest Route News +


Pegasus Airlines launched flights between Istanbul SAW and Cairo SPX on Friday 15 March. The 1,205-kilometre route will be maintained 5-weekly, on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. The LCC competes directly against 5-weekly rotations by Turkish Airlines’ lower cost unit AnadoluJet, which is in the process of rebranding into AJet. What they said Serhat […]

March 20, 2024 | Latest Route News +


Pegasus Airlines introduced flights between Ankara and Podgorica on Monday 5 February, marking the carrier’s second new route to the Montenegrin capital within a week. The 1,175-kilometre service will be maintained 2-weekly, on Mondays and Fridays, with the A320 aircraft. The airline faces no competition between the two cities. What they said Eldin Dobradzic, the […]

February 13, 2024 | Latest Route News +


Pegasus Airlines inaugurated flights between Istanbul SAW and Zagreb on Thursday 18 January, marking the airline’s entry onto the Croatian market. The 1,200-kilometre route will be maintained 2-weekly, on Thursdays and Sundays, with the A320neo aircraft. The LCC faces no direct competition on the route, although Turkish Airlines maintains a 2-daily service between Istanbul IST […]

January 22, 2024 | Latest Route News +

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 […]


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 +


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


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 […]