Pegasus is a leading low-cost airline in Turkey, which provides reasonably-priced transportation opportunities on point-to-point basis in short and medium range routes, and aims to set up a wide flight network with high flight frequency for guests.
Pegasus Hava Tasimaciligi A.S, which was founded as a joint venture company on 1990 by Aer Lingus Group, Silkar Yatırım ve Insaat Organizasyonu A.S. and Net Holding A.S., entered into commercial operation with two airplanes.
After being acquired on 2005 by Esas Holding A.S. owned by Sevket Sabanci and his family, Pegasus started scheduled domestic flights in November of the same year and became the 4th top among the scheduled airlines operating in Turkey.
According to the final structure of partnership after the Initial Public Offering; 34.5 % of shares are floating in Borsa Istanbul and 65.5% belongs to Esas Holding A.S, whereas the rest is owned by Sevket Sabanci and his family.
Pegasus; the Most Rapidly Growing Airline in Europe...
Holding the belief that everybody has the right to travel by air, Pegasus brought “low cost model” to life soon after starting scheduled flights. Based on this vision, Pegasus still continues to introduce reasonably priced airline transportation services with a young fleet and high punctual departure rates.
With its fleet composed of 76 airplanes in total, where 53 of them are new generation 737-800 NG and the overall age average is 5.7 by June , 2017;
Pegasus extended its flight network, which was initially composed of 6 domestic locations at the beginning of scheduled flights, up to 102 locations and currently has 72 abroad and 36 domestic flight locations in 40 countries.
In order to provide a pleasant travel experience to the guests; Pegasus continues to offer substantial new services and products. In the last few years, the company also put additional income into providing services to support the low cost carrier model. By also expanding its family parallel to its growth in the sector; Pegasus turned into a huge family of 5.165 members in 10 years from a team of 700 staff. (as of March 2016)
While providing economic, safe and punctual travel opportunities to its guests, by means of investments in areas of flight safety and technology, Pegasus established itself as the latest flight training center of Turkey. This has led to Pegaus also becoming one of the leading airlines, to adopt fleet-wide Wireless Groundlink End to End Network Solutions, a system providing double direction data transfer that is significant with regards to the traceability of systems.
Pegasus was named “The Fastest Growing Airline” of Europe's major scheduled airlines in terms of seat capacity for 2011, 2012 and 2013 by the Official Airline Guide (OAG)report.
Traffic expansion faster than speed of expansion in the sector
During recent years, where the Turkish civil aviation sector entered into a serious growth trend, Pegasus has proven to be satisfying a significant demand in the aviation sector with the number of its guests increasing much more than the average growth in the sector.