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Pegasus Airlines Launches New Service Between Ankara and Lisbon

Pegasus Airlines has started new service between Ankara and Lisbon, with the inaugural flight between the capitals taking to the skies on April 2, 2024.  The route will now operate three times weekly with fares from €89.99.


Pegasus Celebrates the Launch of New Service Between Ankara and Lisbon on Tuesday, April 2, 2024 - Courtesy Pegasus Airlines

On Friday (April 5, 2024), Pegasus Airlines announced the launch of new service between Ankara and Lisbon.  The inaugural flight between the capitals of Türkiye and Portugal took to the skies on Tuesday, April 2, 2024.  The route will now operate three times weekly with fares from €89.99.  Prior to the first flight, a ceremony was held at Ankara Esenboğa Airport, which was attended by Onur Dedeköylü, Pegasus Airlines' Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), and Pegasus officials, as well as Nuray Demirer, General Manager of TAV Esenboğa Airport and other dignitaries.


Speaking at the inaugural ceremony on Tuesday, Pegasus Airlines’ Chief Commercial Officer, Onur Dedeköylü, said,


“Pegasus plays a key role in Türkiye’s tourism potential and figures.  With every new route we open, we connect countries and destinations culturally and economically.  Our Ankara-Lisbon route will help us extend this purpose and role to Portugal.  With the launch of our Ankara-Lisbon route, we’re not only adding a new destination but also a new country to our network. With our new route, we’re also connecting the capitals of both nations.


“Being one of the oldest cities in the world, Lisbon attracts leisure and business visitors for its vibrant culture and excellent hospitality.  Ankara, the Turkish capital, and second most populous city in Türkiye, is the beating heart of our country as well as a thriving modern metropolis, rich in history, culture and offering our wonderful Turkish hospitality.  Therefore, we believe we will serve hundreds of thousands of tourists between Türkiye and Portugal in the coming years.  I would like to express my sincere gratitude to everyone who has made the opening of this new route possible, especially to the Turkish and Portuguese Civil Aviation Authorities.


Founded in 1990 as a joint venture company by Aer Lingus Group, Silkar Yatırım ve Insaat Organizasyonu A.S. and Net Holding A.S., Pegasus Airlines started operations with two aircraft.  In 2005, following acquisition by Esas Holding A.S., owned by Sevket Sabanci and his family, Pegasus started scheduled domestic flights in November of the same year, becoming the 4th top among the scheduled airlines operating in Türkiye.  Pegasus is now a leading LCC in the country, providing reasonably-priced point-to-point flights on short and medium-haul routes. Pegasus currently serves 134 destinations in 50 countries with a fleet of 110 aircraft, including 16 Boeing 737-800s, 46 Airbus A320neos, 41 Airbus A321neos and seven Airbus A320ceos.



Source: Pegasus Airlines

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