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Pegasus Airlines, leading low-cost carrier

I FLEW to Israel via Istanbul with Pegasus Airlines, one of Europe’s leading low-cost airlines. With 103 destinations in 41 countries already covered, the expansion continues with more routes in Europe, the Middle East, Russia, North Africa and Asia planned.

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Pegasus Airlines’ scheduled services were founded in 2005 with the airline’s vision that ‘everyone has the right to fly’, with its affordable pricing strategy reflecting this motto. Pegasus was the first airline to launch a full low-cost model service in Turkey, revolutionising the country’s airline sector by offering affordable flights, while keeping the quality of service high by investing in a new fleet and state-of-the-art technology, excellent connections and services.

Last year Pegasus added Baghdad, Erbil, Kutaisi, London Gatwick, Oslo and Zaporizhia to its international routes, together with India’s Delhi and Urumqi under its Pegasus Asia brand; and Kars, Kastamonu and Ordu-Giresun to its domestic routes in Turkey. So far this year, the company has launched three times weekly flights between Ankara and Jordan’s Amman, as well as three times weekly flights between Istanbul and Azerbaijan’s Gabala.

Pegasus Airlines-7Pegasus current flies double daily from Cologne, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, London Stansted and Paris, 17x weekly from Ansterdam and 14x weekly from Beirut.

In May 2015 Pegasus launched its London Gatwick-Istanbul route, connecting guests on to over 50 destinations in Turkey and beyond. The most popular destinations from the UK are Istanbul, Adana and Ankara followed by connecting routes to Tel Aviv, Tehran and Tirana.

Pegasus Airlines-5Pegasus connections from London Stansted

Pegasus Airlines connects London Stansted to a total of 61 destinations in Turkey and beyond via Istanbul. Pegasus connects London Stansted to 32 destinations within Turkey; Adana, Alanya – Gazipasa, Amasya – Merzifon, Ankara, Antalya, Balikesir/Edremit, Batman, Bodrum, Dalaman, Denizli, Diyarbakir, Elazig, Erzincan, Erzurum, Gaziantep, Hatay, Izmir, Kahramanmaras, Kars, Kastamonu, Kayseri, Konya, Malatya, Mardin, Mus, Nevsehir, Ordu-Giresun, Samsun, Sanliurfa, Sivas, Trabzon and Van; and 29 international destinations; Almaty, Athens, Baghdad, Bahrain, Beirut, Belgrade, Bishkek, Bucharest – Otopeni, Doha, Dubai, Erbil, Gabala, Hurghada, Kharkiv, Krasnodar, Kuwait, Lviv, Mineralyne Vody, Moscow – Domodedovo, Nicosia – North Cyprus, Pristina, Sarajevo, Sharm El Sheikh, Skopje, Tbilisi, Tehran, Tel Aviv, Tirana and Zaporizhia.

Pegasus Airlines-2Pegasus connections from London Gatwick

Pegasus connects London Gatwick to a total of 53 destinations in Turkey and internationally via Istanbul. 31 destinations within Turkey: Adana, Alanya (Gazipasa), Ankara, Antalya, Balikesir/Edremit, Batman, Bodrum, Dalaman, Denizli, Diyarbakir, Elazig, Erzincan, Erzurum, Gaziantep, Hatay, Istanbul, Izmir, Kahramanmaras, Kars, Kayseri, Konya, Malatya, Mardin, Mus, Nevsehir, Ordu-Giresun, Samsun, Sanliurfa, Sivas, Trabzon and Van; and 22 international destinations: Almaty, Baghdad, Bahrain, Beirut, Bishkek, Doha, Dubai, Erbil, Gabala, Hurghada, Kharkiv, Krasnodar, Kuwait, Nicosia – North Cyprus, Lviv, Pristina, Sharm El-Sheikh, Tbilisi, Tehran, Tel Aviv, Tirana and Zaporizhia.

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Mike Cowton

Michael Cowton, an outdoors writer, editor and photographer with a passion for nature-based travel and wildlife. He is a former editor of EcoTravel, Outdoor Pursuits, Camping, Lakeland Walker and Which Motorcaravan magazines, and national newspaper journalist.

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