Pegasus Airlines has been flying for 19 years and is the largest private airline operating out of Turkey. Pegasus has a wide network of domestic and international flights departing to and from Istanbul’s Sabiha Gökçen Airport. From London Stansted Airport, fly to one of a dozen Turkish destinations.
- IATA code: H9
- Number of serviced cities: 70 destinations
- Main hub: Sabiha Gökçen international Airport (SAW)
- Fleet: 24 aircraft
History of Pegasus Airlines
Pegasus Airlines was founded in 1989 when two different businesses merged, Net and Silkar. The airline was formed in partnership with Ireland’s low-cost airline Aer Lingus to create a charter airline serving Turkey. The airlines services began the following year in 1990 however shortly after Turkey’s tourism trade suffered greatly due to the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq. Tourism picked up again two years later and Pegasus Airlines began growing and expanding its fleet. After just a few years the airline was sold to Yapi Kreditbank, making Pegasus Airlines a fully Turkish-owned airline.
Pegasus was changed from a charter airline to a low-cost one in 2005. In 2007 Pegasus Airlines carried more passengers in Turkey than any other privately owned airline. This was an important feat for Pegasus’ image in Turkish media. Today Pegasus Airlines markets itself as Turkey’s most affordable and flexible airline.
Travel with Pegasus Airlines: practical information
- Meals: There is a variety of snacks and refreshments available for purchase during the flight.
- Entertainment: Passengers on flights operated by Pegasus Airlines are welcome to bring their own electronics to use during the flight after take-off, as well as reading material like magazines, newspapers and books.
- Cabin: Passengers are allowed to bring 1 piece of luggage into the cabin. It can weigh no more than 8kg and must not exceed the following dimensions: 20 x 40 x 55 cm. As well passengers can bring reading material, a laptop computer, umbrella, overcoat and a handbag.
- Checked: For domestic flights in Turkey there is a restriction of 15 kg. On flights to Italy, Denmark, Vienna, Athens, Belgium, and the Netherlands the free baggage allowance is 30 kg. On flights to Germany, Russia, and Tel Aviv it is 20 kg, Passengers on flights to and from the UK can check 25 kg.
- Excess: All luggage that exceeds the free baggage allowance is subject to a fine which varies depending on departure city and destination. The fee is calculated per kilo. Generally it is €8/kg, £8/kg, 60 DKK/kg and 13 CHF/kg.
Discounts and Special Offers
Students under the age of 28 and who are enrolled in full-time studies in Turkey or abroad can apply for a discounted fare. The reservation code is OWSDCY. There are also army personnel discounts for those stationed in Cyprus. Find all of Pegasus Airlines special offers on liligo.com when you make a flight search!