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[November 06, 2012]


Nov 06, 2012 (M2 PRESSWIRE via COMTEX) -- Pegasus is the only airline in Turkey to publish its on-time departure performance transparently and boldly on its website on a daily basis, with the latest statistics showing a superb punctuality record. In September 2012, a record 95% of flights left the tarmac on time as scheduled.

Such a great record on punctuality is in line with Pegasus Airlines' commitment to a high quality of service combined with excellent value. Indeed the average for Pegasus' on-time departures during 2011 was 94%, comparing favourably with easyjet's figure of 79% for that year.

While this September saw a punctuality record of 95%, Pegasus' on-time performance for August 2012, a month when air traffic is at its peak due to the summer holiday season, was an impressive 93.77%.* These figures are particularly impressive given the fact that Pegasus continues to expand its flight network at a rapid pace, as well as increasing the frequency of flights on its existing routes.

Check out Pegasus' latest on-time performance on

* Comparable figures for easyjet, which are reported quarterly, currently unavailable.

For further press information and/or to request an interview with any Pegasus Airlines representative during WTM, please contact: Redmint Communications + 44 (0)20 3397 3936 Ceyda Sara Pekenc: +44 (0)78 8159 3487 / Hulya Soylu: +44 (0)79 9051 6994 Follow us on @flymepegasus Notes to Editors: Destinations Pegasus Airlines flies a scheduled service to 22 destinations within Turkey and 39 elsewhere internationally, available to book online at Destinations in Turkey: Adana, Ankara, Antalya, Batman, Bodrum, Dalaman, Diyarbak r, Elazig, Erzincan, Gaziantep, Gazipasa, Hatay, Istanbul, Izmir, Kayseri, Konya, Malatya, Mardin, Samsun, Sanliurfa, Sivas, Trabzon, Van, Zafer. Other International destinations: Almaty, Amsterdam, Athens, Basel, Batumi, Beirut, Berlin, Brussels, Bucharest, Bologna, Copenhagen, Cologne, Donetsk, Dubai, Dusseldorf, Erbil, Kharkiv, Krasnodar, London, Lviv, Marseille, Milan, Munich, North Cyprus (Ercan), Omsk, Paris, Pristina, Rome, Skopje, St. Etienne/Lyon, Stockholm, Stuttgart, Tbilisi, Tehran, Tel Aviv, Vienna, Zurich.

In September 2011, Pegasus began codeshare flights with airberlin, Germany's second largest airline, with joint flights now available between the German cities of Berlin, Dusseldorf, Cologne/Bonn and Munich and Istanbul, with two codeshare services within Turkey, between Istanbul and Izmir as well as Ankara, offered in combination with flights from Germany to Istanbul. Most recently Pegasus launched joint Istanbul-Baku flights with Azerbaijani airline Azal.

More about Pegasus Airlines Pegasus Airlines began its first domestic scheduled flights on 1 November 2005, creating and implementing Turkey's first full low-cost airline strategy. By selecting Sabiha Gokcen Airport to be its principal airport and hub, Pegasus Airlines introduced the Turkish public to easy, comfortable and low-cost flying. Pegasus Airlines flew 11.3 million guests in 2011 and has a fleet size of 42 aircraft, including its sister airline Izair. Pegasus Airlines has Turkey's youngest fleet, with the average age of the Next-Generation Boeing 737-800s just 3.02 years.

Pegasus' recently launched loyalty programme, Pegasus Plus, now means that anyone around the world can earn FlightPoints simply signing up online at for its ground-breaking and easy-to-use cardless membership, where a guest's mobile phone number becomes their membership number.

Behind Pegasus Airlines, Turkey's most established privately owned airline which was founded in 1990 is ESAS Holding. As well as being active in the airline industry, ESAS Holding also has a presence in the health and food sectors. Pegasus Airlines is managed by Chairman Ali Sabanci and CEO Sertac Haybat. Pegasus, who continues to invest heavily in the areas of flight safety and technological innovation to ensure on-time flying for all its guests, has produced a first for Turkey with its two most recent investments worth US$ 23.5 m; Pegasus is now the owner of Turkey's newest flight simulator, which is owned by just 10% of the world's 582 airlines, which has taken its place in Pegasus' flight training centre. Pegasus has also become the first airline in the world to integrate the two-way data communication system "Wireless Groundlink End to End Network Solutions". In a world of ever-increasing competition Pegasus Airlines is racing ahead as one of Turkey's most innovative and dynamic companies. In April 2009 Pegasus's parent company ESAS Holding purchased a 16.48% stake in Air Berlin, Germany's second and Europe's fifth largest airline, making it the second largest private shareholder.

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