Subscribe Free
in Air Transport / Route Planning & Tourism

Pegasus Asia expands fleet

Posted 20 November 2013 · 1 Comment

Pegasus Asia - the joint airline brand formed by Turkey's Pegasus and Kyrgyzstani airline Air Manas - has welcomed a new Boeing 737-400 to its fleet.

A welcoming ceremony for the new Boeing 737-400 was held at Manas Airport with representatives from Pegasus Airlines, Pegasus Asia and Air Manas (right).

At the ceremony Pegasus Airlines General Manager Sertac Haybat said: “Pegasus Asia, which launched its Istanbul-Bishkek flights on 21 March of this year, has grown considerably in those eight months. With Pegasus Asia's first-ever flight, we took a step towards Bishkek becoming a hub for Central Asia by making it a meeting-point between Europe, the Middle East, Russia and the Far East.

"In line with this aim of ours, we have carried 59,000 guests on these daily flights in the last eight months. With the competition we created in the region with these Istanbul-Bishkek flights, we were able to cut the cost of these flights by 60%. As Pegasus Airlines, we're continuing to make it everyone's right to fly, even in regions of the world beyond Turkey.”

The new Boeing 737-400, with a tailfin ID of TC-APD, brings Pegasus Asia's fleet to two aircraft while at the same time expanding its team of staff. In the short space of eight months, the Pegasus Asia Family has grown to a total of 100 members: four pilots, six assistant pilots, 52 cabin crew and 38 technician.

Pegasus Asia's new aircraft will be used for flights within Kyrgyzstan to Osh and outside of Kyrgyzstan to Dubai, Russia's Moscow, Cheylabinsk, Perm, Surgut and Krasnoyarsk, and Tajikistan's Dushanbe and China's Urumchi.

Pegasus Asia links Bishkek to 15 destinations within Turkey: Adana, Ankara, Antalya, Bodrum, Diyarbakir, Elazig, Erzincan, Hatay, Izmir, Kahramanmaras, Kayseri, Konya, Samsun, Trabzon and Van, and 30 destinations outside of Turkey: Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Basel, Belgrade, Berlin, Bologna, Brussels, Bucharest, Cologne, Copenhagen, Dusseldorf, London, Marseilles, Milan, Moscow, Munich, North Cyprus (Ercan), Paris, Pristina, Rome, Sarajevo, Skopje, St Etienne / Lyon, Stockholm, Stuttgart, Tirana, Tel Aviv, Vienna and Zurich – a total of 45 destinations.
 

1 Comment for Pegasus Asia expands fleet

Isaac Uwagwu

posted 4 years ago

Happy Expansion!

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

UAE endorses Paris Declaration for establishment of a Space Climate Observatory

An official delegation from the UAE Space Agency participated in high-level meetings with the international space agencies at the One Planet Summit.

Oman Air SAOC Awarded ISAGO Accreditation by the IATA

Oman Air SAOC has been awarded the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) registration by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) at Muscat International Airport (MCT) and Salalah Airport (SLL).

Etihad Airways adds new B787 to Casablanca route

Etihad Airways is to operate its flagship Boeing 787 Dreamliner on the Abu Dhabi Casablanca route, effective 1 May 2018.

Istanbul New Airport's 'Baggage System' is ready for opening

Istanbul New Airport will use an advanced baggage system technology.

Etihad Airways celebrates Bahraini National Day with a special fare promotion

Etihad Airways is celebrating Bahraini National Day by offering up to 10 per cent discounts on flights from the Kingdom of Bahrain to 46 destinations, including those in the Indian Subcontinent, the United Kingdom, and the United

Etihad Airways introduces a range of inflight products

Etihad Airways has introduced a selection of inflight products aimed at enhancing the travel experience and providing more choice for its guests in Economy Class. The items are available for purchase on a selected number of routes to and

Aviation Africa SK18418
See us at
ArabianTravelMkBT250418AIME BT1204240118Global Aerospace BT28218MEBAA BT2018Istanbul Airshow BT22018BIAS BT271017161118Aviation Africa BT18418