Pegasus Continues To Fly High

Turkish low-cost carrier Pegasus is continuing to grow with sales for the first half of the year 33 per cent higher than in 2013

Turkish low-cost carrier Pegasus Airlines is continuing to grow, with sales for the first half of the year 33 per cent higher than in 2013.

The LCC has expanded its share of both the domestic and international markets, up to 28 per cent and 9.8 per cent respectively.

Passenger numbers have increased by more than 22 per cent year on year, while costs per seat per km fell by 2%.

Sertac Haybat, general manager of Pegasus, said: “In an expanding market we have increased our capacity, while at the same time continuing to increase our market share.

“We will continue to be one of Europe's fastest-growing low-cost airlines in the coming period with our high rate of average daily aircraft utilisation and our recent aircraft order to the value of $12.2bn.”

Pegasus has 100 A320 and A321 aircraft on order.

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