Pegasus finalises order for five 737-800NGs

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Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-800

Pegasus Airlines has finalised an order for five Boeing 737-800 Next Generations, worth around $505 million.

The airline, along with its subsidiaries, Air Manas and Izair, operates 69 aircraft, including 58 737-800s. Pegasus, which started charter flights in 1990 and scheduled services in 2005, flies to 33 destinations in Turkey and 70 in the rest of the world. It is based at Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen International Airport.

Pegasus Airlines chief executive officer, Mehmet Nene says: “The performance of the 737-800 has proven reliability, fantastic operating economics and popularity with our customers. I am pleased that we will be continuing with this long-standing relationship that stretches back 20 years, adding more Boeing airplanes to our fleet.”

Boeing Commercial Airplanes vice president European sales, Monty Oliver says: “The 737-800 continues to be the best selling version of the very successful Next Generation 737 family, accumulating over 7,000 orders worldwide. We are proud that Pegasus has again selected Boeing to meet its fleet requirements.”