Pegasus announces biggest summer programme from Stansted

Pegasus Airlines, Turkiye’s budget airline, has announced its biggest ever flight schedule yet from London Stansted for this summer with increased flights to popular destinations across Turkiye.

For holidaymakers in London and the East of England, Pegasus is offering 55 direct flights per week for summer 2023 to five top destinations across Turkiye, including Istanbul, Antalya, Dalaman, Ankara, and Izmir.

Gareth Powell, London Stansted’s managing director, said: ‘We are delighted that Pegasus Airlines has expanded its summer schedule from London Stansted to its largest ever. Since launching here 16 years ago, the airline has built an incredibly popular network that connects passengers from the region to destinations across Turkey.

‘By increasing capacity and frequency on existing routes, passengers will have more choice and flexibility without having to travel to other airports. Operating one of the most modern aircraft fleets in Europe, and in particular Airbus’ A321 neo, we are very proud to have them as a highly valued and key partner at the airport.

‘We look forward to working with them for many years to come as they continue to develop and grow their services from London Stansted.’

Barbaros Kubatolu, chief financial officer of Pegasus Airlines, said: ‘That more than six million passengers have flown with Pegasus Airlines from London Stansted since 2007 is a special milestone in our history. Connecting people, places, and cultures is at the heart of what we do, and we’re proud to continue this mission, taking passengers between the UK, Turkiye and beyond.

‘We continually strive to offer the best possible experience on our well-connected low-cost flights and further our sustainability initiatives.’

Since launching operations from Stansted in 2007 with a single scheduled flight to Istanbul, the airline has expanded significantly carrying over six million passengers on routes from the airport.