LONDON (11th May 2020) — Pegasus Airlines has resumed cargo flights following the temporary suspension of all its flights within the scope of the measures taken and restrictions imposed in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to the crisis, Pegasus had been providing cargo transportation services in its narrow body passenger aircraft but has now converted its A321 neo passenger aircraft, in line with national and international regulations, for the purpose of transporting additional cargo within the cabin itself, in order to increase capacity and carry more weight.
During the first stage, Pegasus Airlines will load cargo onto the aircraft from its main hub, Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport, and Izmir and Antalya airports in Turkey, for transportation to domestic and international destinations within its flight network.
By resuming its cargo flights using the increased capacity of its A321 neo aircraft, Pegasus Airlines is helping to meet the demands of companies who are both importing and exporting, and is thereby aiming to provide added value to the national economy by conducting cargo flights to domestic and international destinations in its flight network.
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.