Published On: Wed, Feb 1st, 2012

Pegasus Airlines.. The shining star in Turkish air travel industry




PEGASUS_ALI_SABANCITurkey has taken some giant steps in the recent decade in terms of its share in air transportation and traveling. Indeed Turkish Airlines has become one of the airline companies with most promising future in the sector on a global scale.

PEGASUS on the other hand is another Turkish company which has gained big reputation as well as considerable share in the domestic market.

Pegasus Airlines was established in 1990 as a joint venture between Aer Lingus, Silkar Yatırım and Net Holding in Istanbul. It operated its first flight in May 1990 and started with two aircraft. After a successful 19-year operation, Pegasus has become one of Turkey’s leading airlines and currently has scheduled and charter flights to more than 100 different destinations in 17 countries.



Today it has a fleet of 32 aircraft, including 22 state-of-the-art Boeing 737-800s, two Boeing 737-400s and three Boeing 737-500s

The company was acquired by Esas Holding in January 2005. Today, Ali Sabancı is the Chairman of the Board of Directors and Sertac Haybat is the General Manager of Pegasus.

Pegasus started its scheduled domestic lines flights on November 1, 2005, as a consequence of its efficient efforts and the demands and expectations of the customers.

Pegasus has scheduled domestic lines flights to Adana, Ankara, Antalya, Bodrum, Dalaman, Diyarbakır, Gaziantep, Hatay, Izmir, Kayseri, Malatya, Mardin, Samsun, Trabzon and Van. The company also operates scheduled international flights to Amsterdam, Athens, Basel, Berlin, Brussels, Dusseldorf, Copenhagen, Cologne, Frankfurt, Krasnodar, London, Marseille, Milano, Munich, North Cyprus (Ercan), Paris, Rome, St. Etienne / Lyon, Stockholm, Stuttgart, Vienna and Zurich, from Sabiha Gökçen airport.

Among prestigous projects the company has supplied products are following;
Nuclear plant in the UK
Oil rigs in the North Sea
Warships of the US Navy
Many water distribution  companies in the UK etc

Compiled by Editor
BUSINESS TURKEY TODAY

 

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