Pegasus Airlines was founded in Istanbul in 1990 as a joint venture by three companies – Aer Lingus, Silkar Investment and Net Holding - with the belief that everybody has the right to fly. It changed the way that the aviation sector operated. Having launched its first flight in May 1990, Pegasus was bought outright by ESAS Holding in January 2005. Ali Sabanci is now Chairman and Sertac Haybat is CEO.
Under the management of ESAS Holding, Pegasus Airlines has undergone a transformation responding with a dynamic and flexible approach to their guests’ expectations. Pegasus led the field among airlines by introducing the 'low cost model', which became the company trademark. By choosing Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport as its main hub, Pegasus brought an affordable and accessible way of flying to the Turkish public. Pegasus Airlines introduced its first domestic flights on 1 November 2005.
Starting with only two aircraft, Pegasus, in partnership with IZair, now has a fleet of 43 including state-of-the-art Boeing 737-800s. Building on the success of its 20-year operation, Pegasus has now become one of the leading airline companies in Turkey.
Today Pegasus Airlines operates 40 Boeing 737-800s, 2 Boeing 737-400s plus 3 Boeing 737-800s, 2 Airbus A319s, and 1 Airbus A320s with IZair. With this fleet Pegasus now flies to a total of 61 destinations in 24 countries.
For its schedule within Turkey Pegasus serves Adana, Ankara, Antalya, Bodrum, Dalaman, Diyarbakir, Elazig, Gaziantep, Hatay, Istanbul, Izmir, Kayseri, Konya, Malatya, Mardin, Samsun, Sivas, Sanliurfa, Trabzon and Van. Internationally Pegasus has scheduled flights to Almaty, Amsterdam, Athens, Basel, Beirut, Berlin, Brussels, Bucharest, Cologne, Copenhagen, Donetsk, Dusseldorf, Erbil, Kharkov, Krasnodar, London, Marseilles, Milan, Munich, Nicosia, Paris, Pristina, Rome, St Etienne/Lyon, Skopje, Stockholm, Stuttgart, Tbilisi, Tehran, Vienna and Zurich.
These flights are operated by a B737-800 (max 85cm heigh)
Destinations for Cargo:
Adana (ADA), Ankara (ESB), Antalya (AYT), Beyruth (BEY), Bishkek (FRU), Donetsk (DOK), Ercan (ECN), Istanbul - Sabiha Gokcen (SAW), Izmir (ADB), Kharkov (HRK), Krasnodar (KRR), Omsk (OMS), Pristina (PRN), Skopje (SKP), Tbilisi (TBS), Tehran-Ikia (IKA) and Tel Aviv (TLV)