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 flight lines 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.
Birleşmiş Milletler Kadının Güçlenmesi Prensipleri (Women’s Empowerment Principles – WEPs) platformuna katılan dünyadaki ilk havayolu şirketi olduk.
İstanbul Sabiha Gökçen Havalimanı’nda terminal içi hizmetler olan, check-in (misafir kabul), boarding (uçak kabul), kayıp ve hasarlı eşya hizmetleri gibi pek çok alanda hizmetlerimizi kendi personelimizle verirken, 29 Mart itibarıyla İstanbul Sabiha Gökçen’deki uçaklarımız için ramp hizmetlerimizi de vermeye başladık.
Türkiye İhracatçılar Meclisi tarafından düzenlenen Türkiye’nin 500 Büyük Hizmet İhracatçısı Ödül Töreni’nde ikincilik unvanını aldık.
We obtained a new cabin simulator that can be used to prepare for all types of emergency scenarios.
We began trading 34.5% of our shares on Borsa Istanbul using the code 'PGSUS'.
We signed a $12 billion contract to add 100 new Airbus A320neo and A321neo aircraft to our fleet. The initial order consisted of 75 new aircraft with the optional extra of 25 more.
Integrated Groundlink End to End Network Solutions System into fleet, becoming the first airline in the world to do so
Built a flight training centre with the latest flight simulation technology, placing Pegasus in the top 10% of companies out of the world's 582 airlines with this simulator
Invested $22.3 million in two innovative technologies, making it a groundbreaking achievement in the history of world aviation
In the first 6 months took delivery of 6 new aircraft, making a total of 24 aircraft out of projected fleet of 40 Boeing 737-800s
Increased flight network to 19 destinations within Turkey and 30 internationally –total of 49 in 22 countries
Added Sivas, Bucharest, Tehran, Skopje, Pristina and Erbil to schedules
For the first time in Turkey offered mobile phone check-in using a barcode. Also offered an online facility to purchase extra weight allowances for luggage and optional online seat selection
Flew 8.6 millionth guest
Between 2006 and 2010 number of guests carried on all flights within Turkey increased by 15%. However Pegasus saw an overall increase of 42% in the number of its guests
Took delivery of a new Boeing 737-800 which was the 14th of planned fleet of 40 aircraft
Added Hatay, Paris, Marseilles, St Etienne/Lyon, Rome, Milan, Stockholm, Beirut, Tbilisi and Kharkov to schedules
Started a pre-ordered meal option before flights
Added Konya, Athens, Basel, Brussels, Berlin and Krasnodar to schedules
Made and showed film demonstrating cabin safety using the children of Pegasus family members
Started to name new aircraft after baby girls recently born to members of staff in the Pegasus ‘family’. Also gave the name 'Gulce' to new Boeing 737-800 aircraft, delivered in August
Started a car hire service online
In partnership with HSBC Bank introduced a flight and shopping card, the Pegasus Card
Started flights to Samsun and Cologne
Took delivery of first aircraft named 'Hayirli', first of our planned fleet of 40 Boeing 737-800s. The biggest single investment ever made in the Turkish private aviation sector, valued at USD 3.2 billion
Became sponsors of the PWA Windsurf World Cup
Started selling travel insurance online
Added Amsterdam, Dusseldorf, Munich, Copenhagen, London and Zurich to schedules
Began the Pegasus cafe service
Started scheduled flights to Izmir, Bodrum, Dalaman, Kayseri, Gaziantep, Malatya, Nicosia and Vienna
Started first international scheduled flights, kicking off with Stuttgart
Introduced Ekopark services for our guests
Introduced online seat selection
In January ESAS Holding bought Pegasus. Chose Sabiha Gokcen Airport as the main hub for fleet of 14 aircraft. In November started flights within Turkey to 6 destinations
Aer Lingus, Silkar Investment and Net Holding joined forces to found fleet with 2 aircraft
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