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Pegasus expands its UK network Launches London Gatwick Istanbul route

Operating daily flights from London Stansted since 2007, Turkey’s leading low-cost carrier Pegasus Airlines launches flights between London Gatwick and Istanbul on 1 May.

LONDON (9 April 2015) – Turkey’s leading low-cost carrier and fastest growing airline Pegasus Airlines launches flights on 1 May between London Gatwick and Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen, and onto destinations across Turkey and beyond as well as to North Cyprus. Flights can be booked now on www.flypgs.com/en with fares starting at just £39.99 one way, including taxes and charges. This new route flying between London Gatwick and Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen will operate six days a week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, connecting on to further destinations across Turkey, including top summer destinations, cultural hotspots and gourmet havens, and beyond. With the launch of this Gatwick route, Pegasus now flies a scheduled service at great value to 30 destinations in Turkey and 59 in the rest of the world, bringing its total network to 89 destinations in 37 countries.

Commenting on the launch of Pegasus' newest route, Guliz Ozturk, Pegasus Airlines' Chief Commercial Officer, says: "We are delighted to be launching our London Gatwick route. UK is a major destination for us, we operate twice daily flights from Stansted and flew 381.000 guests to and from UK during 2014 translating to a year-on-year increase of 25%, thus we're confident that this new Gatwick flights will be warmly welcomed by our guests. Gatwick is conveniently located just 47km outside of London's city centre and operates the highest number of point-to-point flights in Europe. With the launch of our new route, we are giving our UK guests more choice and flexibility when planning their travels. We hope to attract more guests who will enjoy travelling to Istanbul and the exciting destinations beyond, both within Turkey and elsewhere in our network always at our affordable fares."

Pegasus will host a launch event at Gatwick Airport, details of which will be shared with press.

Matt Wood, Head of Airline Relations at London Gatwick, said: “We are delighted to welcome Pegasus to Gatwick as it starts its first ever scheduled flights from the airport. This is a prime example of an airline choosing Gatwick to grow its business as we continue to offer competition on critical routes to emerging markets such as Istanbul in Turkey. Whether it be business or leisure, arriving passengers can be in Central London in under 30 minutes and in the business district of Canary Wharf in under 45 minutes.”

Pegasus guests can now fly to 91 destinations in Turkey and beyond with a total scheduled service to 31 destinations in Turkey and 60 in the rest of the world across 37 countries.

Pegasus connects London Gatwick to 45 destinations

Pegasus connects London Gatwick to a total of 45 destinations in Turkey and beyond via Istanbul including 29 destinations within Turkey: Adana, Alanya (Gazipasa), Ankara, Antalya, Balikesir/Edremit, Batman, Bodrum, Dalaman, Denizli, Diyarbakir, Elazig, Erzincan, Erzurum, Gaziantep, Hatay, Izmir, Kahramanmara , Kayseri, Konya, Malatya, Mardin, Mus, Nevsehir, Samsun, Sanliurfa, Sivas, Trabzon and Van; and 16 other international destinations: Almaty, Beirut, Bishkek, Doha, Dubai, Hurghada, Kharkiv, Krasnodar, Kuwait, Lviv, Mineralnye Vody, North Cyprus (Ercan), Sharm El-Sheikh, Tbilisi, Tehran and Tel Aviv.

Visit www.flypgs.com/en for detailed flight information.

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