Pegasus signs up to the EASA COVID-19 Aviation Health Safety Protocol
Pegasus Airlines has signed up to the “COVID-19 Aviation Health Safety Protocol” published jointly by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.
LONDON (30 July 2020) — Pegasus Airlines has signed up to the COVID-19 Aviation Health Safety Protocol published jointly by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). This protocol, which is an operational guide for the management of air travellers and aviation personnel in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, includes the measures defined by EASA and ECDC to ensure the health safety of air travellers and aviation personnel.
Making a statement about the news, Pegasus Airlines CEO Mehmet T. Nane said, “As we always say, as Pegasus Airlines, we value our guests and personnel above all. For this reason, long before our flights were reinstated, we had been adapting to the new situation resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic by focusing on the implementation of health and safety measures. This is because taking the necessary precautions and following the rules is of critical importance to ensuring healthier and safer travels. Before restarting our domestic and international flights, we took all the necessary measures to ensure that our guests and personnel fly in the healthiest and safest way possible. Now, we have also signed up to the COVID-19 Aviation Health Safety Protocol. By joining this protocol, we promise to comply with EASA standards and support the creation of common standards worldwide for healthier and safer air travel while the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue.”
The road map of Pegasus: Hygiene, order, trust
Providing information about the airline’s road map for the new period, Mehmet T. Nane said, “Following the pandemic, in this new period, there are three prominent topics on our road map: hygiene, order and trust. As Turkey’s digital airline; in this new era where hygiene, order and trust have become paramount, we will continue to work tirelessly to serve our industry.”
EASA Executive Director Patrick Ky said, “We welcome Pegasus Airlines’ commitment to follow the protocol for the benefit of the health safety of its passengers and staff and its agreement through signing the Aviation Industry Charter to share its experiences of the implementation with EASA. Adoption of these measures in a harmonised manner is an important step towards restoring customer confidence in flying.”
About Pegasus Airlines:
Pegasus Airlines was founded in 1990 with the mission that everyone has the right to fly. Since launching its scheduled services in 2005, Pegasus Airlines has become Turkey’s first and leading low-cost airline and one of the region’s aviation frontrunners with a growing network of 113 destinations, including 35 in Turkey and 78 international destinations in 44 countries including Turkey across Europe, Russia and the Caucasus, the Middle East, North Africa and Asia.
Pegasus Airlines launched its first charter flights in 1990 and was then acquired by ESAS Holding in 2005, since then it has been operating scheduled flights, offering guests competitively priced, comfortable and punctual point-to-point and transit flights operated with the newest aircraft under the auspices of its low-cost model. In addition, since 2018 Pegasus is now “Turkey’s digital airline”, investing heavily in state-of-the-art technology in its mission to digitalise in-flight and customer-services, along with unique innovations, to provide a seamless guest experience.