Pegasus Airlines

Founded
1990
Type
Low Cost Carrier
Fleet size
83
Destinations
105
Passengers per year
27,820,000

Pegasus, founded in 1990, is a Turkish low-cost airline that mainly operates flights from Turkey to destinations in Europe. The airline wants to be the leading low-cost airline in the region. The airline wants to offer passengers a good price with good customer response and a large added value.

Organization

Pegasus Airlines is owned by the company ESAS Holdings. The airline itself has only one subsidiary, Pegasus Asia. Pegasus Airlines has about 6,500 employees.

Parent company
ESAS Holding

History

Pegasus Airlines was founded in 1989 by Silkar Yatırım and Net Holding in cooperation with the Irish flag carrier Aer Lingus. The airline started its first operation in 1990. In the years that followed, the airline grew steadily and become the largest low-cost airline in Turkey and in the region.

Quick facts

  • The airlines’ name Pegasus comes from Greek mythology, it was the winged horse of the Greek god Poseidon.

Passengers

2015
22,340,000
2016
24,140,000
2017
27,820,000

Baggage

Travellers that fly with Pegasus can bring 1 piece of hand baggage with a maximum weight of 8 kg. The amount of allowed hold baggage depends on the ticket class. Passengers travelling in Basic need to pay an additional fee to bring checked baggage. Passengers travelling in the travel class Essentials and Business Flex are allowed to bring 15 kg on domestic flights and 20 kg on international flights. People flying in the travel class Advantage can take 20 kg on domestic as international flights. Please consult website Pegasus for more information.

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In-flight Wi-Fi

There is no in-flight Wi-Fi on board aircraft of this airline.

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