Founded in 1990, Pegasus Airlines is a low-cost carrier headquartered in the Kurtköy area of Pendik, Istanbul, Turkey. It was formerly a charter airline in partnership with Aer Lingus, but now it is completely controlled by Esas Holding. It has its main hub in Sabiha Gökçen International Airport and Ataturk International Airport (from 2015). Its main focus cities are Adana Airport, Adnan Menderes Airport (IZair), Antalya Airport and Esenboğa International Airport. Pegasus Airlines was named as the cheapest European low cost airlines according to research held in October 2013and June 2014.
Pegasus Airlines Fleet
Pegasus Airlines’ fleet consists of 54 aircraft, including 47 Pegasus aircraft, 6 Izair and 1 Air Manas aircraft. Out of the 47 Pegasus airplanes, 43 are Boeing B737-800s and 4 are Airbus A320-214s.
Pegasus Airlines Destinations
The airline caters to 97 destinations and has great connectivity to Turkey, Kazakhstan, Netherlands, Greece, Bahrain, Azerbaijan, Spain, Switzerland, France, Germany, Georgia, Lebanon, Serbia, Denmark, Kyrgyzstan, Italy, Belgium, Romania, Hungary, Russia, Qatar, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Iraq, Egypt, Ukraine, Russia, Georgia, Kuwait, United Kingdom, Northern Cyprus, Norway, Czech Republic, Kosovo, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Sweden, Iran, Israel, Albania, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Pegasus Airlines On board Facilities
Pegasus Airlines operates a one-class interior configuration on all of its flights. Passengers can access the “Flying Café” facility for hot meals for an additional charge. You can even enjoy in-Flight entertainment, although you might need to pay for the headphones. Currently, only overhead screens are available on selected 737-800 flights and they only display a computer-generated map showing the flight's progress.
Pegasus Airlines Ground Facilities
The airline offers easy and hassle-free check in facilities, with special assistance for disabled passengers, expectant mothers and people travelling with a medical condition. For long waits at the airport, there are comfortable lounge areas where passengers can relax.
Pegasus Airlines Booking Online
You can easily book your tickets online and choose your preferred seats. You can also do web check-ins to save time and effort. There is also a facility to pre-book your meal.
Before You Leave Home
Make sure you check the free baggage allowance limit before leaving home. For instance, you are allowed to carry 15 kg on domestic flights and 20 kg for international flights. The baggage allowance for children under the age of two is 10 kg on all flights. So, check your baggage for weight to avoid any hassles at the airport. Make it a point to check the flight status before you step out as well.