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Pegasus Airlines receives first A321neo of 100 A320 family aircraft order

Posted 13 September 2019 · Add Comment

Pegasus Airlines has taken delivery of its first A321neo aircraft as part of its 100 Airbus aircraft order signed in 2012, which was the single largest-ever aircraft order in Turkish civil aviation history at the time.


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Joining the fleet on 11 September, the TC-RBA certified new A321neo is named 'Asem Zümra', continuing the airline’s tradition of naming new aircraft after the newborn daughters of Pegasus Airlines employees. Pegasus’s new A321neo aircraft will reduce its ecological footprint with its LEAP-1A, more environmentally-friendly, engines.

The Airbus A321neo, the latest addition to the Airbus family of medium-range, narrow-body aircraft, is the largest aircraft in this family. The next generation LEAP-1A engines on these aircraft are up to 50% quieter than previous models in terms of their impact on airports, in the cabin and in urban areas, while also emitting less carbon.

Mehmet T. Nane, Pegasus Airlines CEO, commented: “As Pegasus Airlines, we continue to steadily grow our fleet with our new generation environmentally friendly aircraft. We are delighted and proud to have received our first A321neo, the largest member of the Airbus A320 family, of which we aim to form half of our fleet by 2024. With their state-of-the-art technology environmentally friendly engines and ACF (Airbus Cabin Flex) configuration, our A321neo aircraft will also reduce our ecological footprint.”

Noting that perfecting their guests’ travel experience is one of the top priorities for the airline, Mehmet T. Nane said: “As part of our digital transformation, we continue to add something new every day to our innovative practices. Our aim is to enrich our guests’ travel experience with the new aircraft joining our fleet. The A321neo that we have received also differs from the other aircraft in our fleet as it has capacity of 239-seats.

"We all know that Turkey has great tourism potential. The new aircraft that we will be receiving by the end of 2024 will be a driving force for us to realise this potential and to power us ahead. We, as Pegasus, supported by this driving force and the innovative technologies we have been developing, will continue to be one of the biggest supporters of our country's growth in tourism.”



 

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